Peterborough power station

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Peterborough power station is a 245-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Cambridgeshire County, United Kingdom.


The map below shows the location of the power station in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire County, United Kingdom.

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Peterborough was originally commissioned as a combined-cycle unit with a capacity of 360 MW.[1]

In 2018 the plant converted to open-cycle mode and reduced its capacity to 245 MW.[2]

In 2018 Centrica also completed the construction of an additional 50 MW gas-fired engine block at the site.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Centrica Plc[4]
  • Parent company: Centrica plc[5]
  • Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire County, United Kingdom
  • Coordinates: 52.5769, -0.2040 (exact)[6]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 245 MW
    • Unit GT1 & GT2: Gas-fired[4] open-cycle gas turbine[4], 245 MW[4] (start-up in 1993)[4]

Articles and Resources


  1. Case Studies: Peterborough power station, Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services, accessed Apr 14, 2021
  2. Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics (DUKES) 2020: main chapters and annexes A to D, United Kingdom National Statistics, Jul 30, 2020
  3. Centrica completes two 50MW fast-response plants in Brigg and Peterborough, Centrica, Oct 8, 2018
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) United Kingdom Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
  5. Centrica Wikipedia, accessed December 2019
  6. Global Energy Observatory ID 4764, accessed January 2020