Baglan Bay power station

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Baglan Bay power station is a 552-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Glamorgan County, United Kingdom.


The map below shows the location of the power station in Baglan Bay, Glamorgan County, United Kingdom.

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The power plant is comprised of a 520 MW combined cycle unit and a 32 MW open cycle gas turbine unit. The gas turbine provides the power plant with black start capability.[1]

In June 2020, KPMG Restructuring practice appointed Joint Administrators of Calon Energy Limited.[2] Unlike Severn power station and Sutton Bridge power station, Baglan was not mothballed by the administrators.[3]

In March 2021 winding-up orders were made on March 24 against Baglan Bay,[3] placing it into official receivership.[4][5] According to October 2021 data from the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity, unit one has not produced electricity since February 2021[6], and unit two since July 2020.[7]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Calon Energy[8]
  • Parent company: Macquarie[9]
  • Location: Baglan Bay, Glamorgan County, United Kingdom
  • Coordinates: 51.6155, -3.8346 (exact)[10]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 520 MW
    • Unit 1: Gas-fired[11] combined cycle[8], 520 MW[11] (start-up in 2002)[8]
  • Gross generating capacity (mothballed): 32 MW
    • Unit 2: Gas-fired[12] open-cycle gas turbine[8], 32 MW[12] (start-up in 2002)[8]

Articles and Resources


  1. "Baglan Bay power station". Wikipedia. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  2. "Administrators appointed to Calon Energy Limited - KPMG United Kingdom". KPMG. 2020-06-25. Retrieved 2021-11-15.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Calon Energy's Baglan Bay U.K. Gas Plant Goes Into Liquidation". Retrieved 2021-11-15.
  4. "COP26: UN Climate Change Conference". 2021-11-15. Retrieved 2021-11-15.
  5. "Written Statement: Baglan Bay Power Station Taskforce (24 March 2021)". GOV.WALES. Retrieved 2021-11-15.
  6. ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 48W000000BAGE-1L accessed October 2021
  7. ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 48W000000BAGE-2J accessed October 2021
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) United Kingdom Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
  9. Two decades on - what is happening with Willington Power Station? - Derbyshire Live
  10. FRESNA (FIAS Renewable Energy Systems & Network Analysis) version 4.1 (July 2019)
  11. 11.0 11.1 ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 48W000000BAGE-1L accessed November 2019
  12. 12.0 12.1 ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 48W000000BAGE-2J accessed November 2019