Connahs Quay power station

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Connah's Quay power station is a 1,500-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Flintshire County, United Kingdom.

Location

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Background

In 2021 the project applied for 750 MW existing generation (units 3 and 4, 375 MW each) in the T-4 Capacity Market 2024-2025 auction, and they were listed in the final results.[1][2] This would qualify them for government subsidies to guarantee electricity supply.[3] In the same auction, refurbishing units 1 and 2 (750 MW) was included.

In 2021 Uniper is also floating ideas to develop a hydrogen hub at this facility.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Uniper UK ltd[5]
  • Parent company: Fortum Oyj [76%]; Other [24%][6]
  • Location: Connah's Quay, Flintshire County, United Kingdom
  • Coordinates: 53.2317, -3.0815 (exact)[7]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 1,500 MW
    • Unit 1: Gas-fired[8] combined cycle[5], 375 MW[9] (start-up in 1996)[5]
    • Unit 2: Gas-fired[10] combined cycle[5], 375 MW[11] (start-up in 1996)[5]
    • Unit 3: Gas-fired[12] combined cycle[5], 375 MW[13] (start-up in 1996)[5]
    • Unit 4: Gas-fired[14] combined cycle[5], 375 MW[15] (start-up in 1996)[5]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. T4 DY2024-25 Final Results, Electricity Market Reform Delivery Body, Mar 22, 2021
  2. Capacity Market Register 2024-25 (T-4) - 13_04_2021, Electricity Market Reform Delivery Body, Apr 13, 2021
  3. Capacity Market, United Kingdom, Mar 1, 2019
  4. Evolution and adaptation – the story of Connah’s Quay Power station, Uniper, Mar 1, 2021
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) United Kingdom Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
  6. Aktionärsstruktur, Uniper, accessed Apr 16, 2021
  7. Global Energy Observatory ID 2756, accessed January 2020
  8. ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 48W00000CNQPS-1E accessed November 2019
  9. ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 48W00000CNQPS-1E accessed October 2020
  10. ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 48W00000CNQPS-2C accessed November 2019
  11. ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 48W00000CNQPS-2C accessed October 2021
  12. ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 48W00000CNQPS-3A accessed November 2019
  13. ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 48W00000CNQPS-3A accessed October 2021
  14. ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 48W00000CNQPS-48 accessed November 2019
  15. ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 48W00000CNQPS-48 accessed October 2021