Kincardine power station

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Kincardine Power Station
Kincardine power station is located in Scotland
Kincardine power station
Location of Kincardine Power Station in Scotland
Country Scotland
Location Fife
Coordinates 56°04′25″N 3°43′43″W / 56.0735°N 3.7285°W / 56.0735; -3.7285Coordinates: 56°04′25″N 3°43′43″W / 56.0735°N 3.7285°W / 56.0735; -3.7285
Commission date 1962
Decommission date 1997
Operator(s) South of Scotland Electricity Board
Scottish Power
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Coal-fired
grid reference NS925881

Kincardine power station was a large coal-fired power station on the shores of the upper Firth of Forth by Kincardine on Forth, Fife, Scotland.

This facility, opened in 1962 for the then South of Scotland Electricity Board (SSEB), was constructed to take advantage of post-WW2 expansion of the Fife and Lothian coalfields. Coal was supplied by Merry-go-round trains. It was capable of generating 760 MW peak load, and when commissioned could produce up to one third of Scotland's total electricity needs. Operations ceased in the late 1990s, and the facility had been demolished by 2001. The northern approach to the new Clackmannanshire Bridge built across the Firth of Forth and completed in late 2008 cuts across the extreme west end of the site. The site was used for the storage of a large quantity of track materials for the rebuilding of the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine rail link, which is now operating, and is currently being used as a coal unloading and stockpiling area.

This facility was latterly owned by the privatised Scottish Power utility group.

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