Coolkeeragh power station

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Coolkeeragh power station is an operating power station of at least 826-megawatts (MW) in Maydown, Londonderry (Northern Ireland), United Kingdom.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Coolkeeragh power station Maydown, Londonderry (Northern Ireland), United Kingdom 55.0437, -7.24868 (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 GT: 55.0437, -7.24868

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] 413[3] combined cycle[2] no 2004[2]
Unit GT operating[2] heavy fuel oil, diesel[4] 413[4] gas turbine[2] no 1970[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 Parent
Unit 1 Electricity Supply Board[2] Government of Ireland [96.90%]; other [3.10%]
Unit GT Electricity Supply Board[2] Government of Ireland [96.90%]; other [3.10%]


Originally constructed as an oil-fired power plant, Coolkeeragh power station was converted to a gas-fired station in 2004.[5] The new gas-fired turbine can supply 414 MW of electricity using the infrastructure built around the original plant.[6]

Articles and Resources


  1. Archived from the original on 2020-12-03. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Archived from the original on 2022-11-08. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. "ENTSO-E Transparency Platform". Archived from the original on January 14, 2022. Retrieved January 20, 2022.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES): electricity". Archived from the original on June 4, 2022. Retrieved July 13, 2022.
  5. "Coolkeeragh ESB Power". Retrieved 2022-04-21.
  6. Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) United Kingdom Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

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