King's Lynn-B power station

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King's Lynn-B power station is a proposed 1,700-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Norfolk County, United Kingdom.[1]

Location

The map below shows the approximate location of the proposed power station in Saddlebow, Norfolk County, United Kingdom.

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Background

EP UK Power Development Limited (‘EP UKPD Ltd’) has obtained a Variation Consent from the Secretary of State for the King’s Lynn ‘B’ CCGT Power Station Project. The Variation Consent allows EP UKPD Ltd to construct and operate a new gas-fired power station with an electrical output of up to 1,700 megawatts (‘MW’), including associated works. The power station will comprise one of the following two options (only one will be constructed): Option 1 – up to two CCGT units; or Option 2 – one CCGT unit and an OCGT peaking plant.[1]

The 1,700 MW project is listed in the T-4 Capacity Market 2024-2025 final auction results.[2][3] This would qualify it for government subsidies to guarantee electricity supply.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: EP UK Investments[5]
  • Parent company: Energetický a průmyslový holding, a.s.[6]
  • Location: Saddlebow, Norfolk County, United Kingdom
  • Coordinates: 52.7162, 0.3791 (approximate)
  • Gross capacity (proposed): 1,700 MW
    • Combined-cycle unit 1: 850 MW (to start 2024)[7]
    • Combined-cycle unit 2: 850 MW (to start 2024)[1][7]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Project Overview, EP UK Investments, accessed November 2019.
  2. T4 DY2024-25 Final Results, Electricity Market Reform Delivery Body, Mar 22, 2021
  3. The Drax gas plant is dead: But other new gas projects are a headache for the COP26 team, Ember, Feb 15, 2021
  4. Capacity Market, United Kingdom, Mar 1, 2019
  5. The King’s Lynn ‘B’ CCGT Power Station Project, EP UK Investments, accessed 2019.
  6. Energetický a průmyslový holding, a.s. LEI Reference Data accessed Jan. 9, 2020
  7. 7.0 7.1 Capacity Market Register 2024-25 (T-4) - 13_04_2021, Electricity Market Reform Delivery Body, Apr 13, 2021