A coal power plant with a capacity of 2 GW was closed in Britain

A 2 GW Cottam Thermal Power Plant, located in North Nottinghamshire, was decommissioned.  It is reported by Ecotown.

EDF Energy decided to close the station because of economic unprofitability due to adverse coal generation, market conditions over the past few years and a global desire to decarbonize the energy sector.

The Cottam Thermal Power Plant was commissioned in 1968, and commercial operation of the station began in 1969.  The power plant has 4 power units – 2 of 507 MW and 2 of 497 MW.  Over the past 50 years, TPP production amounted to almost 500 TWh.  Initially, it was planned that the TPP will be operated for 30 years.

EDF Energy also owns a 2 GW West Burton-A coal-fired TPP, which by the end of September 2021 has an existing agreement to sell capacity for 3 of the 4 TPP units.

After the expiration of this agreement, EDF Energy plans to decide on the extension or decommissioning of West Burton-A Thermal Power Plants.

Earlier it was reported that a marine wind farm with a capacity of 3.6 GW would be built in the UK.  The cost of electricity produced will be lower than at coal-fired power plants.  The construction of the park will begin in January 2020, and commissioning is scheduled for 2023.


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