Grain power station

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Grain power station is a 1,365-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Kent County, United Kingdom.

Location

The map below shows the location of the power station in Isle of Grain, Kent County, United Kingdom.

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Background

In 2021 the project applied for ~1,400 MW existing generation (units 6, 7, and 8) 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]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Uniper UK[4]
  • Parent company: Fortum Oyj [76%]; Other [24%][5]
  • Location: Isle of Grain, Kent County, United Kingdom
  • Coordinates: 51.4430, 0.7078 (exact)[6]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 1,365 MW
    • Unit 6: Gas-fired[7] combined cycle[4] with CHP[4], 455 MW[7] (start-up in 2011)[4]
    • Unit 7: Gas-fired[8] combined cycle[4] with CHP[4], 455 MW[8] (start-up in 2011)[4]
    • Unit 8: Gas-fired[9] combined cycle[4] with CHP[4], 455 MW[10] (start-up in 2011)[4]

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. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) United Kingdom Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
  5. Aktionärsstruktur, Uniper, accessed Apr 16, 2021
  6. Global Energy Observatory ID 3365, accessed January 2020
  7. 7.0 7.1 ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 48W100000GRAI-6N accessed November 2019
  8. 8.0 8.1 ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 48W000000GRAI-7Y accessed November 2019
  9. ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 48W000000GRAI-8W accessed November 2019
  10. ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 48W000000GRAI-8W accessed November 2019