West Burton power station

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West Burton power station, in Nottinghamshire County, United Kingdom, has 3,548 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity (2,188 MW coal-fired and 1,360 MW gas-fired).

Location

The map below shows the plant located near Gainsborough in Nottinghamshire.

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Background

The 4 x 547 MW subcritical power station was commissioned in 1967.[1]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: EDF Energy[2]
  • Parent company: Electricite de France[3]
  • Location: Retford, Nottinghamshire County, United Kingdom
  • Coordinates: 53.3622, -0.8076 (exact)[4]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 3,548 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired subcritical, 547 MW (start-up in 1967)
    • Unit 2: Coal-fired subcritical, 547 MW (start-up in 1967)
    • Unit 3: Coal-fired subcritical, 547 MW (start-up in 1967)
    • Unit 4: Coal-fired subcritical, 547 MW (start-up in 1967)
    • Unit B1: Gas-fired[5] combined cycle[2], 450 MW[5] (start-up in 2013)[2]
    • Unit B2: Gas-fired[6] combined cycle[2], 460 MW[6] (start-up in 2013)[2]
    • Unit B3: Gas-fired[7] combined cycle[2], 450 MW[8] (start-up in 2013)[2]
  • Gross generating capacity (proposed): 299 MW
    • Unit C: Gas-fired[9] open-cycle gas turbine[9], 299 MW[9] (start-up in 2024)[10]

Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. 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).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) United Kingdom Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
  3. Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) 529900JSAXHBYN4WOI25 Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation, accessed January 2020
  4. West Burton power station - Global Energy Monitor
  5. 5.0 5.1 ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 48W00000WBURB-19 accessed November 2019
  6. 6.0 6.1 ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 48W00000WBURB-27 accessed November 2019
  7. ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 48W00000WBURB-35 accessed November 2019
  8. ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 48W00000WBURB-35 accessed November 2019
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 West Burton C power station
  10. Gas-fired power station construction

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