Croydon power station

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Croydon power station is a retired power station in Croydon, Greater London, United Kingdom.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Croydon power station Croydon, Greater London, United Kingdom 51.376513, -0.116222 (exact)[1]

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 51.376513, -0.116222

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 retired[2] gas[3] 50[3] gas turbine[3] yes[4] 1924[5] not found

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 Rockland Capital[3] Rockland Capital [100.0%]


First commissioned as an oil-fueled generator, the equipment was replacted with gas-fired equipment in 1924.[6] Whitetower Energy sold the Croydon plant, along with four other gas plants, to Rockland Capital in 2019.[7]

In 2021 the project applied for 50 MW existing generation in the T-4 Capacity Market 2024-2025 auction.[8] This would qualify them for government subsidies to guarantee electricity supply.[9]

Articles and Resources


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  6. Retrieved 2022-04-21. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. Portfolio, Rockland Capital, accessed Apr 14, 2021
  8. Capacity Market Register 2024-25 (T-4) - 13_04_2021, Electricity Market Reform Delivery Body, Apr 13, 2021
  9. Capacity Market, United Kingdom, Mar 1, 2019

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