Shoreham power station

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Shoreham power station is a 420-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in West Sussex County, United Kingdom.

Location

The map below shows the location of the power station in Southwick, West Sussex County, United Kingdom.

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Background

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

In 2021 new owners VPI applied for 425 MW existing generation in the T-4 Capacity Market 2024-2025 auction, and they were listed in the final results.[3][4] This would qualify them for government subsidies to guarantee electricity supply.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: VPI Power Ltd[6]
  • Parent company: Vitol[7]
  • Location: Southwick, West Sussex County, United Kingdom
  • Coordinates: 50.8299, -0.2314 (exact)[8]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 420 MW
    • Gas-fired[9] combined cycle[9], 420 MW[9] (start-up in 2000)[9]

Articles and Resources

References

  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. Capacity Market Register 2024-25 (T-4) - 13_04_2021, Electricity Market Reform Delivery Body, Apr 13, 2021
  5. Capacity Market, United Kingdom, Mar 1, 2019
  6. Capacity Market Register 2024-25 (T-4) - 13_04_2021, Electricity Market Reform Delivery Body, Apr 13, 2021
  7. Gas and Power, Vitol, accessed Apr 13, 2021
  8. Global Energy Observatory ID 5384, accessed January 2020
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) United Kingdom Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy