Keadby Power Station
|Keadby Power Station|
Keadby gas-fired power station in 2006
Location of Keadby Power Station in Lincolnshire
|Location||North Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Operator(s)||Scottish and Southern Energy|
|Thermal power station|
|Primary fuel||Natural gas-fired|
Keadby Power Station is a 734 MWe gas-fired power station near Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire. It lies near the B1392 and the River Trent, and the Scunthorpe-Grimsby railway. Also nearby is the Stainforth and Keadby Canal, which is part of the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation.
Keadby Power Station was built on a former site of a coal-fired power station (which opened on 1 April 1952, but closed in 1984). being commissioned on 22 January 1996, and was opened by Scottish Hydro Electric and NORWEB when the site was in South Humberside. Scottish Hydro bought the 50% share of Keadby Generation Ltd, then owned by United Utilities in March 1997 for £253 million. It is now owned by Scottish and Southern Energy.
In 1999, Scottish Hydro applied to add another 710 MWe of capacity at Keadby, though the investment decision on this project, called 'Keadby 2', will not be made until at least 2016.
In March 2015 the power station was 'deep mothballed' in response to adverse market conditions. The power station is due to reopen in December 2015 after winning a stand-by contract to provide 734 MWe of capacity.
It is a CCGT type power station running on natural gas. There are two General Electric Frame 9FA gas turbines each rated at 250 MWe. The total thermal input is 1329 MW. Each gas turbine is connected to a heat recovery steam generator which connect to one steam turbine which has an output of 260 MWe. Steam is condensed using water from the River Trent. There is a 25 MWe 11 kV gas turbine available for black starts when there is no power to start producing electricity. The station connects to the National Grid at 400 kV, being used for baseload.
- Keadby Generation Ltd - the company owned by Scottish & Southern Energy that runs Ferrybridge and Fiddlers Ferry power stations.
- "We are in the process of refining the planning consent we already have to build a second 710MW CCGT plant at the Keadby site". SSE. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
- "SSE cranks up mothballed Keadby gas-fired power station as winter back-up for UK renewable energy". Scottish Energy News. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
- "Keadby Power Station". SSE. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
- "SSE hungry for more at Keadby". reNEWS. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
- "SSE Renewables, the renewable energy development division of SSE, acquired the Keadby wind farm project in North Lincolnshire in May 2011". SSE. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
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