Baglan Bay power station

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Baglan Bay power station is a mothballed power station in Baglan Bay, Glamorgan, United Kingdom.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Baglan Bay power station Baglan Bay, Glamorgan, United Kingdom 51.61551, -3.8346 (exact)[1]

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2: 51.61551, -3.8346

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 mothballed[2] fossil gas - natural gas[3] 520[2] combined cycle[4] 2002[4]
Unit 2 mothballed[5] fossil gas - natural gas[2] 32[2] gas turbine[4] 2002[4]

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
Unit 1 Calon Energy [100.0%]
Unit 2 Calon Energy [100.0%]


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.[6]

In June 2020, KPMG Restructuring practice appointed Joint Administrators of Calon Energy Limited.[7] Unlike Severn power station and Sutton Bridge power station, Baglan was not mothballed by the administrators.[8]

In March 2021 winding-up orders were made on March 24 against Baglan Bay,[8] placing it into official receivership.[9][10] According to October 2021 data from the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity, unit one has not produced electricity since February 2021[11], and unit two since July 2020.[12]

Articles and Resources


  1. Archived from the original on 07 January 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Archived from the original on 07 November 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. Archived from the original on 06 December 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Archived from the original on 08 November 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  6. "Baglan Bay power station". Wikipedia. Retrieved November 15, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "Administrators appointed to Calon Energy Limited - KPMG United Kingdom". KPMG. 2020-06-25. Retrieved 2021-11-15.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Calon Energy's Baglan Bay U.K. Gas Plant Goes Into Liquidation". Retrieved 2021-11-15.
  9. "COP26: UN Climate Change Conference". 2021-11-15. Retrieved 2021-11-15.
  10. "Written Statement: Baglan Bay Power Station Taskforce (24 March 2021)". GOV.WALES. Retrieved 2021-11-15.
  11. ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 48W000000BAGE-1L accessed October 2021
  12. ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 48W000000BAGE-2J accessed October 2021

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