Abergelli power station

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Abergelli power station is a power station in pre-construction in Felindre, Swansea (Wales), United Kingdom. It is also known as Abergelli Farm.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Abergelli power station Felindre, Swansea (Wales), United Kingdom 51.6950, -3.9494 (exact)[1]

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 51.694979, -3.949399

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 pre-construction[2] gas[3] 299 MW[1] gas turbine[4] no - -

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 Abergelli Power Ltd Drax Group PLC


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[5] and was approved in 2019.[6]

Abergelli, originally expected to start in 2022,[6] is listed in the T-4 Capacity Market 2024-2025 final auction results with a 2024 delivery date.[7][8] This would qualify it for government subsidies to guarantee electricity supply.[9]

According to Drax, the plant has an anticipated lifespan of 25 years.[5]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 https://web.archive.org/web/20221107025309/https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/wales/abergelli-power/. Archived from the original on 2022-11-07. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. "Abergelli Power". Archived from the original on April 30, 2022. Retrieved July 13, 2022.
  3. https://web.archive.org/web/20221129114527/https://www.drax.com/about-us/our-projects/abergelli-power/. Archived from the original on 2022-11-29. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. "Swansea Abergelli Power Plant, UK". Power Technology. December 8, 2021. Archived from the original on July 9, 2022. Retrieved July 13, 2022.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Abergelli Power". Drax. Retrieved 2021-11-17.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Abergelli Farm gas power station plans approved". 2019-09-19. Retrieved 2021-11-17.
  7. T4 DY2024-25 Final Results, Electricity Market Reform Delivery Body, Mar 22, 2021
  8. The Drax gas plant is dead: But other new gas projects are a headache for the COP26 team, Ember, Feb 15, 2021
  9. Capacity Market, United Kingdom, Mar 1, 2019

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