Burghfield power station

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Burghfield power station is an operating power station of at least 50-megawatts (MW) in Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Burghfield power station Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom 51.42937, -1.0033 (exact)[1]

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 51.42937, -1.0033

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating[2] gas[2] 50[3] gas turbine[2] no 1998[2]

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 SSE Thermal Ltd[2][3] SSE PLC

Articles and Resources


  1. "powerplantmatching". December 23, 2021. Archived from the original on December 2, 2021. Retrieved January 20, 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 https://web.archive.org/web/20221108073105/https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/digest-of-uk-energy-statistics-dukes. Archived from the original on 2022-11-08. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Burghfield - SSE Thermal". Archived from the original on July 9, 2022. Retrieved July 13, 2022.

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