Abergelli power station

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Abergelli power station is a 299-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in the pre-construction phase in Swansea County (Wales), United Kingdom.[1]

Location

The map below shows the approximate location of the proposed power station near Felindre, Swansea County (Wales), United Kingdom.[1][2]

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Background

The power plant proposal dates back to 2014. In 2015 it was put on hold "due to market uncertainty." However it picked back up in 2018[3] and was approved in 2019.[4]

Abergelli, originally expected to start in 2022,[4] is listed in the T-4 Capacity Market 2024-2025 final auction results with a 2024 delivery date.[5][6] This would qualify it for government subsidies to guarantee electricity supply.[7]

According to Drax, the plant has an anticipated lifespan of 25 years.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Abergelli Power Limited (APL)[1]
  • Parent company: Drax Group plc[1][2]
  • Location: near Felindre, Swansea County (Wales), United Kingdom[1]
  • Coordinates: 51.694979, -3.949399 (exact)[2]
  • Gross capacity (pre-construction): 299 MW[2]
    • Unit 1: Gas-fired[3] open-cycle gas turbine[3], 299 MW[3] (start-up in 2024)[8]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Abergelli power
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 National Infrastructure Planning, Abergelli Power Generating Station
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Abergelli Power". Drax. Retrieved 2021-11-17.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Abergelli Farm gas power station plans approved". 2019-09-19. Retrieved 2021-11-17.
  5. T4 DY2024-25 Final Results, Electricity Market Reform Delivery Body, Mar 22, 2021
  6. The Drax gas plant is dead: But other new gas projects are a headache for the COP26 team, Ember, Feb 15, 2021
  7. Capacity Market, United Kingdom, Mar 1, 2019
  8. Capacity Market Register 2024-25 (T-4) - 13_04_2021, Electricity Market Reform Delivery Body, Apr 13, 2021