British Energy

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Scottish Power Limited was taken over by Iberdrola in late April 2007.[1]

British Energy was the UK's largest electricity generation company by volume, before being taken over by Électricité de France (EDF Energy) in 2009.

UK coal generation assets

The World Coal Institute lists Scottish Power as having 3.5 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations.[2]

British Energy's coal-fired power station is the Eggborough Power Station which is located in Goole, North Humberside. It comprises two units and has an installed capacity of 1,960 megawatts;[3][4]

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  1. "Investor Relations: Iberdrola", Scottish Power website, accessed June 2008.
  2. CoalPro, "UK", World Coal Institute website, accessed June 2008.
  3. United Kingdom Quality Ash Association, "Power Station Locations and Capacities", undated but after 2006, accessed June 2008.
  4. Mott MacDonald, "UK Coal Production Outlook: 2004-16", Department of Trade and Industry website, Final Report March 2004. See Appendix E: UK Coal Power Stations, page E-1 at the end of the report.

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