Castle Donington Power Station

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Castle Donington Power Station
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Castle Donington Power Station
Castle Donington Power Station is located in Leicestershire
Castle Donington Power Station
Location of Castle Donington Power Station
Country England
Location Leicestershire, East Midlands
Coordinates 52°50′52″N 1°21′31″W / 52.847769°N 1.358511°W / 52.847769; -1.358511Coordinates: 52°50′52″N 1°21′31″W / 52.847769°N 1.358511°W / 52.847769; -1.358511
Commission date 1958
Decommission date 1995
Operator(s) Central Electricity Generating Board
(1958-1990)
Powergen
(1990-1995)
Power generation
Primary fuel Coal-fired
Nameplate capacity 600MW
grid reference SK433280

Castle Donington Power Station was a coal-fired power station situated on the River Trent near Castle Donington, Leicestershire, 5 miles (8.0 km) south-east of Derby. Construction began in 1951, and the station opened in 1958.[1] The station had six 100 megawatt turbo-generators manufactured by Metropolitan-Vickers and boilers by Babcock & Wilcox. It was initially operated by the Central Electricity Generating Board. Following privatisation in 1990, the station was operated by Powergen. In 1993, four of the station's generating units were decommissioned. In 1994, the remaining two units were taken out of operation and the station closed down.[2]

The power station has since been demolished and a distribution centre for Marks & Spencer has been developed on the site.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Castle Donington Conservation Area Appraisal and Study". North West Leicestershire District Council. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Generation disconnections since 1991". http://www.nationalgrid.com/. 2003. Retrieved 5 October 2008.