Blyth power station
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Blyth power station was a 2,400 megawatt supercritical coal plant proposed by RWE nPower in Blyth, England.
The map below shows Blyth, the approximate location where the plant would be built.
Background on plant
The proposed power station had a notional commissioning date of 2014.
In November 2009 RWE npower announced that it had shelved plans for the proposed new coal fired power stations at Tilbury in Essex and Blyth power station in Northumberland. In a media release it claimed that the proposed power stations "continued to be excellent power generation options for the future." In a media release, the company's Chief Technical Officer, Kevin McCullough, stated that "in the current market, we’re unable to make an economic case for new coal-fired power stations. We are considering the implications of the Government’s policy review on the conditions to be applied to new coal stations. We firmly believe new coal-fired generation should have a role to play in a low carbon economy alongside gas, nuclear power and renewable energy sources."
- Sponsor: RWE nPower
- Parent company: RWE Group
- Location: Blyth, Northumberland, England
- Coordinates: 55.126957, -1.510277 (approximate)
- Status: Cancelled
- Capacity: 2400 MW total
- Unit 1: 800 MW
- Unit 2: 800 MW
- Unit 3: 800 MW
- Type: Supercritical
- Start date:
- Coal Type: Hard coal
- Coal Source:
- Source of financing:
Resources and articles
- ↑ James Richens, "King coal promises to clean up", ENDS Report 396, January 2008, pp 26-29.
- ↑ RWE npower, "RWE npower applies to build UK’s biggest Carbon Capture Pilot Plant", Media Release, November 9, 2009.