Rye House power station

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Rye House power station is a 715-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Hertfordshire County, United Kingdom.


The map below shows the location of the power station in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire County, United Kingdom.

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In 2021 Drax Group sold its existing gas plant portfolio, including Rye House.[1] The transaction sold Drax Generation Enterprise Ltd. to VPI Holding Ltd.[2]

In 2021 new owners VPI applied for 719 MW existing generation in the T-4 Capacity Market 2024-2025 auction, and they were listed in the final results.[3][4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: VPI Power Ltd[4]
  • Parent company: Vitol[5]
  • Location: Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire County, United Kingdom
  • Coordinates: 51.7632, 0.0097 (exact)[6]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 715 MW
    • Gas-fired[7] combined cycle[7], 715 MW[7] (start-up in 1993)[7]

Articles and Resources


  1. Drax Cancels Plan to Build Europe’s Largest Natural Gas Power Plant, Green Tech Media, Feb 26, 2021
  2. Drax sells fleet of UK gas plants to Vitol subsidiary, S&P Global, Dec 15, 2020
  3. T4 DY2024-25 Final Results, Electricity Market Reform Delivery Body, Mar 22, 2021
  4. 4.0 4.1 Capacity Market Register 2024-25 (T-4) - 13_04_2021, Electricity Market Reform Delivery Body, Apr 13, 2021
  5. Gas and Power, Vitol, accessed Apr 13, 2021
  6. Global Energy Observatory ID 5191, accessed January 2020
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) United Kingdom Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy