Scottish and Southern Energy
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Scottish and Southern Energy is "the UK’s second largest generation business, with an ownership interest in over 100 thermal and renewable power stations, with a total capacity of just over 11,300MW." Of that, 4,370MW is coal-fired capacity (with biomass co-firing capability).
Existing Coal-Fired Power Station Capacity
- Ferrybridge C Power Station which is owned by Scottish and Southern Energy and located in Knottingley, West Yorkshire. It comprises four units and has an installed capacity of 1,955 megawatts. Scottish and Southern Energy have decided to 'opt out' of complying with the emissions standards set under the European Union Large Combustion Plant Directive. As of January 2012 the plant had 8326 hours of its 20,000 operating hours remaining.
- Fiddlers Ferry which is owned by Scottish and Southern Energy and located in Cuerdley, Warrington. It comprises four units and has an installed capacity of 1,961 megawatts; and
- Uskmouth B power station in Wales, with a generating capacity of 363 MW. Welsh Power bought the station in 2004 and sold it to Scottish and Southern Energy in 2009 for £27m.
Proposed New Coal-Fired Power Stations
- Ferrybridge Power Station a 800 megawatt supercritical coal plant proposed by Scottish and Southern Energy; there is no known notional commissioning date.
Proposed carbon capture projects
Articles and Resources
- "Scottish and Southern Energy: About Us" Scottish and Southern Energy Website, accessed December 2011.
- "Opted Out plants 1 January 2012", European Environment Agency, October 2012. See Sheet 17, identified in the tabs at the foot of the Excel spreadhseet as "UK").
- United Kingdom Quality Ash Association, "Power Station Locations and Capacities", undated but after 2006, accessed June 2008.
- 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.
- "Acquisition of Uskmouth power station", SSE website, accessed September 26, 2010.
- James Richens, "King coal promises to clean up", ENDS Report 396, January 2008, pp 26-29.
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