Rugeley power station

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Rugeley Power Station was a 1,000-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Staffordshire, England.

The site of the old coal power station is set to be transformed into a “sustainable village” of 2,000 homes powered by solar panels.[1]

Location

The power station is located in Rugeley in the county of Staffordshire.

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Background

The power station, also known as Rugeley B, is 1,000 MW and was commissioned in 1972.[2]

Rugeley “A” station, built on the same site in the 1950s, was decommissioned in 1996. Rugeley Power Station is jointly owned by ENGIE (75%) and Mitsui & Co. Ltd. (25%).[3]

Closure

In February 2016 Engie said the power station is expected to cease market operations in early summer 2016 due to the "deterioration in market conditions for UK coal-fired power generation."[3]

A May 2016 Engie press release stated: "Following consultation with employees and unions, ENGIE is now confirming that Rugeley will cease operations by the end of June 2016."[4]

Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. "Rugeley coal plant to be transformed into a sustainable village," Guardian, November 19, 2018
  2. Department of Energy and Climate Change, "Power stations in the United Kingdom, May 2012", Department of Energy and Climate Change, May 2012. (This link is to an Excel spreadsheet).
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Rugeley Power Station expected to cease operations this summer," Engie, 8 February 2016
  4. "RUGELEY POWER STATION - UPDATE," Engie, 20 May 2016

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