E.ON to close gas plant in Stoke

E.ON to close gas plant in Stoke

E.ON to close gas plant in Stoke

Power company E.ON has confirmed plans to close its gas plant in Stoke, citing “challenging” times for power station operators.

The decision, which removes 56MWe of generating capacity in the UK, was taken due to “lack of viable commercial options for the plant”, the Big Six supplier said.

It has also proposed changes to the Combine Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) facilities at Sandbach (pictured), Castleford and Thornhill in a bid to cut costs. They are capable of providing up to 162MWe of capacity to the grid in total.

CCGT plants are considered more efficient gas plants, combining a gas-fired turbine with a steam turbine. They use the gas turbine to create electricity and capture the waste heat to create steam, which in turn drives a steam turbine.

Read the full article here http://www.energylivenews.com/2014/01/22/e-on-to-close-gas-plant-in-stoke/

Source: Energy Live News

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