Enfield Power Station

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Enfield Power Station
Gas Fired Electricity Generating station Brimsdown - geograph.org.uk - 36188.jpg
Enfield Power Station
Coordinates51°39′46″N 0°1′22″W / 51.66278°N 0.02278°W / 51.66278; -0.02278Coordinates: 51°39′46″N 0°1′22″W / 51.66278°N 0.02278°W / 51.66278; -0.02278
Commission date1999
Thermal power station
Primary fuelNatural gas
Power generation
Nameplate capacity408 MW[1]
External links
CommonsRelated media on Commons

grid reference TQ368978

Enfield Power Station is a 408 MW[2][1] gas-fired station, opened on part of the original Brimsdown Power Station site on Brancroft Way at Brimsdown in the North London Borough of Enfield. It is near the A1055 and Lee Valley Park.


Known as Enfield Power Station (originally Enfield Energy Centre), construction was started in September 1997 and it was commissioned in December 1999. It was opened as the Enfield Energy Centre Ltd by original owners Indeck Energy Services and Enfield Holdings BV, itself jointly owned by NRG Energy Services and El Paso Energy.[3]

E.ON UK bought it for £109 million on 6 May 2005 and operated it until January 2016 when the new company of Uniper was formed. It is one of seven power stations that Uniper owns and operates in the United Kingdom.[4]


It is a CCGT type natural gas power station. Using an Alstom GT26B2.2 gas turbine,[1][5] to drive an electrical generator rated at 500 MVA and with a terminal voltage of 21 kV. Waste heat is recovered by a Combustion Engineering heat recovery steam generator to drive an Alstom Steam Turbine unit connected via a SSS clutch to the main powertrain. It connects to the National Grid via a transformer at 132 kV.


  1. ^ a b c "Alstom to supply gas tubine compressor upgrade for E.ON UK's Enfield Power Station". Electric Energy Online. 10 July 2007.
  2. ^ "Plant Portfolio" (PDF). www.uniper.energy. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Enfield Energy Centre GT26 first to 265 MWe". Modern Power Systems. 20 April 2000.
  4. ^ "Uniper in the United Kingdom: A broad portfolio of assets for a secure energy supply". Uniper Energy.
  5. ^ "GT24 and GT26 Gas Turbines". Archived from the original on 28 April 2009. Retrieved 8 December 2019.

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