List of power stations in Wales

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This is a list of electricity-generating power stations in Wales, sorted by type and name, with installed capacity (May 2007).

Note that the DBERR maintains a comprehensive list of UK power stations here:[1]

Biomass[edit]

Biomass power stations:

Name Location Coordinates Output Notes
Port Talbot Renewable Energy Plant Port Talbot planning approved 23 November 2009[1]

Nuclear power stations[edit]

Nuclear power stations

Name Location Coordinates Output Notes
Trawsfynydd Gwynedd 52°55′29.51″N 3°56′54.38″W / 52.9248639°N 3.9484389°W / 52.9248639; -3.9484389 (Trawsfynydd nuclear power station) 470 (Closed)
Wylfa Anglesey 53°25′00″N 4°29′00″W / 53.41667°N 4.48333°W / 53.41667; -4.48333 (Wylfa) 980

Coal-fired[edit]

Coal-fired power stations:

Name Location Coordinates Output Notes
Aberthaw Power Station Vale of Glamorgan 51°23′14″N 3°24′18″W / 51.38722°N 3.40500°W / 51.38722; -3.40500 (Aberthaw Power Station) 1500
Uskmouth B Power Station Near Newport 51°32′57″N 2°58′14″W / 51.54917°N 2.97056°W / 51.54917; -2.97056 (Uskmouth Power Station) 393
Carmarthen Bay Power Station Burry Port 360 (Closed)

Gas-fired (or combined gas/coal)[edit]

Gas (or combined gas/coal) fired power stations:

Name Location Coordinates Output Notes
Baglan Bay power station Neath Port Talbot 51°37′11″N 3°49′47″W / 51.61972°N 3.82972°W / 51.61972; -3.82972 (Baglan Bay power station) 870
Barry Power Station 51°24′29″N 3°13′43″W / 51.40806°N 3.22861°W / 51.40806; -3.22861 (Barry Power Station) 245
Connah's Quay Power Station Flintshire 53°13′56″N 3°04′53″W / 53.23222°N 3.08139°W / 53.23222; -3.08139 (Connah's Quay Power Station) 1380 Originally coal fired PF, 6x Parsons 30MW turbines. Commissioned 1955.[citation needed]
Deeside Power Station Flintshire 53°14′02″N 3°02′02″W / 53.23389°N 3.03389°W / 53.23389; -3.03389 (Deeside Power Station) 500
Pembroke Power Station 51°40′59″N 4°59′18″W / 51.68306°N 4.98833°W / 51.68306; -4.98833 (Pembroke Power Station) 2000 (planning approved 2009)operational 2012
Port Talbot Power Station 51°35′46″N 3°46′52″W / 51.59611°N 3.78111°W / 51.59611; -3.78111 (Port Talbot Power Station) 1300 proposed
Severn Power Station Uskmouth 51°32′52″N 2°58′35″W / 51.54778°N 2.97639°W / 51.54778; -2.97639 (Severn Power Station) 824
Shotton Power Station Flintshire 53°14′02″N 3°01′58″W / 53.23389°N 3.03278°W / 53.23389; -3.03278 (Shotton Power Station) 210 CHP (currently decommissioned)
BioGen Gwyriad Gwynedd 53°02′52″N 2°59′35″W / 53.047741°N 2.993057°W / 53.047741; -2.993057 (BioGen Gwyriad) 3.5 biogas[2]

Hydro-electric[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Hydroelectricity in the United Kingdom.

Hydro-electric power stations:

Name Location Coordinates Output Notes
Dinorwig Power Station Gwynedd 53°7′7″N 4°6′50″W / 53.11861°N 4.11389°W / 53.11861; -4.11389 (Dinorwig Power Station) 1728 (pumped storage)
Dolgarrog Hydro Power Station Conwy (county borough) 33
Ffestiniog Power Station Gwynedd 52°58′51″N 3°58′8″W / 52.98083°N 3.96889°W / 52.98083; -3.96889 (Ffestiniog Power Station) 360 (pumped storage)
Rheidol Power Station Ceredigion 52°23′46″N 3°54′00″W / 52.39611°N 3.90000°W / 52.39611; -3.90000 (Rheidol Power Station) 49
River Tawe Barrage Swansea 51°36′58″N 3°55′44″W / 51.61611°N 3.92889°W / 51.61611; -3.92889 (Swansea Bay barrage)
Cwm Dyli Hydro Power Station Gwynedd 10
Maentwrog Hydro Power Station Gwynedd 30

Wind Power[edit]

Wind power generating facilities:

Name Location Coordinates Output Notes
Alltwalis Wind Farm Carmarthenshire 51°58′24″N 4°15′3″W / 51.97333°N 4.25083°W / 51.97333; -4.25083 (Alltwalis Wind Farm) 23 MW
Brechfa Forest Wind Farm Gwernogle, Carmarthenshire 90 MW
Carno wind farm Carno, Powys, Mid Wales 52°33′1″N 3°36′1″W / 52.55028°N 3.60028°W / 52.55028; -3.60028 (Carno wind farm) 49 MW
Cefn Croes wind farm Ceredigion 52°24′18″N 3°45′03″W / 52.40500°N 3.75083°W / 52.40500; -3.75083 (Cefn Croes) 58.5 MW
Moel Maelogen Conwy 53°08′07″N 3°43′25″W / 53.13528°N 3.72361°W / 53.13528; -3.72361 (Moel Maelogen) 14.3 MW
North Hoyle Offshore Wind Farm Liverpool Bay 53°26′N 3°24′W / 53.433°N 3.400°W / 53.433; -3.400 (North Hoyle Offshore Wind Farm) 60 MW
Rhyd-y-Groes Anglesey 7 MW
Rhyl Flats Liverpool Bay 53°22′N 03°39′W / 53.367°N 3.650°W / 53.367; -3.650 (Rhyl Flats) 90 MW
Gwynt y Môr Irish Sea 53°27′N 03°35′W / 53.450°N 3.583°W / 53.450; -3.583 (Gwynt y Môr) 576 MW (consent granted 2008, construction to begin 2011)

Wave Power[edit]

Wave power generating facilities:

Tidal Power[edit]

Name Location Coordinates Output Notes

See also[edit]

References[edit]