Avon Power Station

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Avon Power Station was a proposed 1,800-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Gloucestershire County, United Kingdom.

Location

The map below shows the approximate location of the proposed power station in Severn Beach, Gloucestershire County, United Kingdom.

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Background

Planning for this power station began circa 2010, however the plans stalled around 2015.[1] In 2018, Scottishpower, the company that had been planning to build Avon Power Station, sold its remaining gas-fired power stations and announced it was switching to 100% wind power.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Scottish Power UK plc[3]
  • Parent company: Iberdrola SA[3]
  • Location: Severn Beach, Gloucestershire County, United Kingdom[4]
  • Coordinates: 51.5620, -2.6617 (approximate)
  • Gross capacity (cancelled): 1,800 MW
    • Combined-cycle units 1-2: 750 MW per unit[3]
    • Gas turbine unit: 300 MW[3]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. National Infrastructure Planning page for Avon Power Station
  2. "Scottish Power shifts to 100% wind generation after £700m Drax sale", The Guardian, 16 Oct 2018
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 National Infrastructure Planning, Meeting note, 23 October 2014
  4. National Planning Inspectorate page for Avong Power Station