Cottam power station

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Cottam Power Station was a 2,000-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, owned by EDF Energy.

The plant was retired on September 30, 2019.[1]


The map below shows the now retired plant in Cottam, Bassetlaw.

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The 4 x 500 MW subcritical power station was first commissioned in 1969-1970.[2]

On February 7, 2019, plant owner EDF Energy said it had decided to end generation at its Cottam coal-fired power station on 30 September 2019.[3]

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  1. "Cottam Power Station closes after more than 50 years," BBC, Sep. 30, 2019
  2. Department of Energy and Climate Change, "Power stations in the United Kingdom, May 2012", Department of Energy and Climate Change, May 2012. (This link is to an Excel spreadsheet).
  3. "Cottam power station to cease generation," EDF Energy, February 7, 2019

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