Eggborough power station has now been powering British homes for more than a million hours.
Building began on the coal-fired power station in early 1962 and it started generating power in February 1967. Since then it’s supplied enough energy to power the whole of the UK for a year.
It now provides around 4% of the Britain’s total supply – keeping the lights on in two to three million homes.
One of the country’s largest coal-burning plants, Eggborough recently announced it is now in line to be converted to biomass.
Its owner Eggborough Power claimed the station could eventually meet 10% of the UK’s target to generate a third of its electricity from renewables by 2020.
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Source: Energy News Live