Didcot B power station

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Didcot B power station is a 1,490-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Oxfordshire County, United Kingdom. It is adjacent to the Didcot A power station, which was a coal-fired power plant, retired in 2013.


The map below shows the location of the power station in Didcot, Oxfordshire County, United Kingdom.

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Project Details

  • Sponsor: RWE Generation UK plc[1]
  • Parent company: RWE Aktiengesellschaft[2]
  • Location: Didcot, Oxfordshire County, United Kingdom
  • Coordinates: 51.6246, -1.2683 (exact)[3]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 1,490 MW
    • Unit 5: Gas-fired[4] combined cycle[5], 780 MW[4] (start-up in 1998)[5]
    • Unit 6: Gas-fired[6] combined cycle[5], 710 MW[6] (start-up in 1998)[5]

Articles and Resources


  1. Our sites RWE, accessed December 2019
  2. Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) 529900VJ33LBYDQPI962 Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation, accessed January 2020
  3. Global Energy Observatory ID 2929, accessed January 2020
  4. 4.0 4.1 ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 48W000000DIDCB5C accessed November 2019
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) United Kingdom Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
  6. 6.0 6.1 ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 48W000000DIDCB6A accessed November 2019