List of power stations in England

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This is a list of current and former electricity-generating power stations in England. For lists sorted by type, including proposed stations, see the see also section below.

Note that BEIS maintains a comprehensive list of UK power stations.

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Name Location District/ County Region Coordinates Type Total capacity (MW) Opened Closed Demolished Notes
Accrington[1] Accrington Lancashire North West 53°45′24″N 2°22′16″W / 53.7566°N 2.3712°W / 53.7566; -2.3712 (Accrington) Coal 15.75 1900 1958 yes In 1916 a transmission line installed to Rawtenstall, so that both stations could supply Haslingden. It was also connected to Padiham A when that station opened.[2]
Acton Lane A North Acton Ealing Greater London 51°31′50.18″N 0°15′21.07″W / 51.5306056°N 0.2558528°W / 51.5306056; -0.2558528 ("Acton Lane A") Coal ? 1899 1950? yes
Acton Lane B North Acton Ealing Greater London 51°31′50.18″N 0°15′21.07″W / 51.5306056°N 0.2558528°W / 51.5306056; -0.2558528 ("Acton Lane B") Coal 150 1950 1983 >1989
Agecroft A Pendlebury Salford North West 53°30′55.01″N 2°18′2.95″W / 53.5152806°N 2.3008194°W / 53.5152806; -2.3008194 ("Agecroft A") Coal 100 1925 1992 1993-4 4x25 MW generators
Agecroft B Pendlebury Salford North West 53°30′55.01″N 2°18′2.95″W / 53.5152806°N 2.3008194°W / 53.5152806; -2.3008194 ("Agecroft B") Coal 120 1962 1992 1993-4 2x60 MW generator
Agecroft C Pendlebury Salford North West 53°30′55.01″N 2°18′2.95″W / 53.5152806°N 2.3008194°W / 53.5152806; -2.3008194 ("Agecroft C") Coal 240 1962 1992 1993-4 2x120 MW generator
Alderley Edge[1] Alderley Edge Cheshire North West Coal /

Diesel Engine

0.64 /

4

1896 / 1955 1953 / 1970s Replaced earlier station closed in 1953
Allington Quarry Incinerator Maidstone Kent South East 51°17′34.08″N 0°29′28.32″E / 51.2928000°N 0.4912000°E / 51.2928000; 0.4912000 ("Allington") Waste 40 2007
Ashford A Ashford Kent South East 51°08′44″N 00°52′08″E Fuel oil 2.05 1923 1967 yes
Ashford B Ashford Kent South East 51°08′44″N 00°52′08″E Diesel 10 1954 1981 yes
Ashford Ashford Kent South East Natural gas 21 2018 Peaking plant
Avon Warwick Warwickshire also known as Warwick.See[3]
Ayresome[1] Middlesbrough North Yorkshire North East Waste heat 3
Back o' th' Bank[4] Bolton Greater Manchester North West 53°35′35″N 2°25′27″W / 53.5930°N 2.4243°W / 53.5930; -2.4243 ("Back o' th' Bank") Coal 89 1914 1979 1982 Also known as Bolton p.s.
Bankside A Bankside Southwark Greater London 51°30′25.17″N 0°5′55.08″W / 51.5069917°N 0.0986333°W / 51.5069917; -0.0986333 ("Bankside") Coal + Oil 95 1891 1959 1959
Bankside B Bankside Southwark Greater London 51°30′25.17″N 0°5′55.08″W / 51.5069917°N 0.0986333°W / 51.5069917; -0.0986333 ("Bankside") Oil 300 1952 1981 Building converted to Tate Modern gallery in 2000
Barking A Creekmouth Barking and Dagenham Greater London 51°30′59.31″N 0°6′39.55″E / 51.5164750°N 0.1109861°E / 51.5164750; 0.1109861 ("Barking A") Coal 600 1925 1976 yes
Barking B Creekmouth Barking and Dagenham Greater London 51°30′59.31″N 0°6′39.55″E / 51.5164750°N 0.1109861°E / 51.5164750; 0.1109861 ("Barking B") Coal 144 1939 1976 yes
Barking C Creekmouth Barking and Dagenham Greater London 51°30′59.31″N 0°6′39.55″E / 51.5164750°N 0.1109861°E / 51.5164750; 0.1109861 ("Barking C") Coal 220 1954 1981 yes
Barking Reach Dagenham Barking and Dagenham Greater London 51°31′16.19″N 0°8′48.93″E / 51.5211639°N 0.1469250°E / 51.5211639; 0.1469250 ("Barking Reach") CCGT 1000 1995
Barking Urban District Council East St Barking Barking and Dagenham Greater London 51°32′14.49″N 0°4′46.23″E / 51.5373583°N 0.0795083°E / 51.5373583; 0.0795083 ("Barking Urban District Council") Coal ? 1897 1927 ?
Barnes[1] Barnes Wandsworth Greater London 51°28'13"N 0°15'29"W Coal 6.5 1901 1959 Building reused
Barnstaple[1] Barnstaple Devon South West Oil engine 2.12 1958
Barrow-in-Furness[1] Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria North West 54°06′57″N 3°13′20″W / 54.1158°N 3.2221°W / 54.1158; -3.2221 ("Barrow-in-Furness") Coal 23 1899 1960 yes
Barton Trafford Park Trafford North West 53°28′23.03″N 2°20′55.97″W / 53.4730639°N 2.3488806°W / 53.4730639; -2.3488806 ("Barton") Coal 69 1923 1974 1978-79
Barton Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHP)[5] Barton-upon-Irwell Greater Manchester North West 53°28′05.4″N 2°22′11.2″W / 53.468167°N 2.369778°W / 53.468167; -2.369778 (Barton-upon-Irwell) Biomass (primarily recycled wood) 20 TBD
Barugh Barnsley South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°34'24"N 1°31'09"W Coke oven gas,

Diesel

14,

4

1913,

1954

1958,

1963

yes
Basingstoke[1] Basingstoke Hampshire South West Oil engine 2.47
Bath[1] Bath Somerset South West 51°22'40"N 2°21'32"W Coal, oil, Diesel 16 1890 1960s Yes
Battersea A Battersea Wandsworth Greater London 51°28′54.18″N 0°8′41.09″W / 51.4817167°N 0.1447472°W / 51.4817167; -0.1447472 ("Battersea A") Coal 243 1935 1975 Grade II listed, Awaiting redevelopment
Battersea B Battersea Wandsworth Greater London 51°28′54.18″N 0°8′41.09″W / 51.4817167°N 0.1447472°W / 51.4817167; -0.1447472 ("Battersea B") Coal 503 1955 1983 Grade II listed, Awaiting redevelopment
Beckenham[1] Beckenham London Greater London Coal 4.75
Bedford[6] Bedford Bedfordshire East Coal 13.75 1894 1966
Belvedere[7] Belvedere Bexley Greater London 51°30′16.213″N 0°9′33.883″E / 51.50450361°N 0.15941194°E / 51.50450361; 0.15941194 ("Belvedere") Oil ? 1962 1980s 1992
Berkeley 1 Berkeley Gloucestershire South West 51°41′33.17″N 2°29′36.92″W / 51.6925472°N 2.4935889°W / 51.6925472; -2.4935889 ("Berkeley 1") Nuclear (magnox) 138 1962 1989
Berkeley 2 Berkeley Gloucestershire South West 51°41′33.17″N 2°29′36.92″W / 51.6925472°N 2.4935889°W / 51.6925472; -2.4935889 ("Berkeley 2") Nuclear (magnox) 138 1962 1988
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed Northumberland North East 55°45′59.86″N 2°0′17.06″W / 55.7666278°N 2.0047389°W / 55.7666278; -2.0047389 ("Berwick-upon-Tweed") Coal 1930s 1990s
Birchills (Walsall) Birchills Walsall West Midlands 52°35′46.098″N 1°59′51.979″W / 52.59613833°N 1.99777194°W / 52.59613833; -1.99777194 ("Birchills (Walsall)") Coal 17.5 1916 1967 yes
Birkdale[1] Southport Merseyside North West Oil engine 0.5
Bishop’s Castle[8] Bishop’s Castle Shropshire West Midlands 52°29'34.4"N 3°00'00.1"W Gas engines 0.1 1915
Blackburn Blackburn Lancashire North West 53°44′44″N 2°28′52″W / 53.7456°N 2.481°W / 53.7456; -2.481 (Blackburn) Coal 1895 c.1925 partial The building was the regional office for NORWEB into the 1990s, and has since become part of Blackburn Youth Zone.
Blackburn Mill Blackburn Blackburn with Darwen North West 53°43'05"N 2°32'16"W CCGT (gas fired) 60 2002 Formerly CHP plant
Blackburn Meadows Biomass Plant Blackburn Meadows Sheffield Yorkshire and the Humber 53°25′5.03″N 1°24′17.04″W / 53.4180639°N 1.4047333°W / 53.4180639; -1.4047333 ("Blackburn Meadows Biomass") Biomass (recycled waste wood) 25 2014
Blackburn Meadows Blackburn Meadows Sheffield Yorkshire and the Humber 53°25′5.03″N 1°24′17.04″W / 53.4180639°N 1.4047333°W / 53.4180639; -1.4047333 ("Blackburn Meadows") Coal 72 1921 1980 2008
Blackpool[1] Blackpool Lancashire North West 53°48′36″N 3°03′06″W / 53.8099°N 3.0517°W / 53.8099; -3.0517 (Blackpool) Coal + Diesel engine 18.7 yes
Blackwall Point Greenwich Peninsula Greenwich Greater London 51°29′52.18″N 0°0′40.9″E / 51.4978278°N 0.011361°E / 51.4978278; 0.011361 ("Blackwall Point") Coal 100.5 1900 1981 Yes The only visible remains of the station is the coaling pier in the Thames.
Blaydon Burn Stage 1 Blaydon Tyne and Wear North East 54°57′14.9″N 1°44′38.01″W / 54.954139°N 1.7438917°W / 54.954139; -1.7438917 ("Blaydon Burn Stage 1") Waste Heat 0.55 1904 Stage 2
Blaydon Burn Stage 2 Blaydon Tyne and Wear North East Waste Heat 3 1916 1959
Bloom Street[9][10] Manchester Manchester North West Coal 7.2 1901 ? ?
Blyth A Cambois Northumberland North East 55°8′32.92″N 1°31′37.07″W / 55.1424778°N 1.5269639°W / 55.1424778; -1.5269639 ("Blyth A") Coal 480 1958 1999 2003
Blyth B Cambois Northumberland North East Coal 1250 1962 2001 2003 Two units decommissioned in 1991
Bold Bold Merseyside North West 53°26′2.01″N 2°41′17.92″W / 53.4338917°N 2.6883111°W / 53.4338917; -2.6883111 ("Bold") Coal 300 1960 1990 yes
Bolton

(Spa Road)[11]

Bolton Greater Manchester North West 53°34′40″N 2°26′18″W / 53.5777°N 2.4383°W / 53.5777; -2.4383 ("Bolton") Coal 37 1894 After 1918 no Building extant (2020) see also Back o' th' Bank
Bow Bow Tower Hamlets Greater London 51°32'03"N 0°00'43"W Coal 51.5 1902 1968 yes
Bradford Bradford West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°48′11″N 1°45′15″W / 53.802947°N 1.754141°W / 53.802947; -1.754141 ("Bradford") Coal 70 1889 1976 1978 Site is now occupied by industrial and commercial units
Bradwell A Bradwell-on-Sea Essex East 51°44′29.17″N 0°53′48.82″E / 51.7414361°N 0.8968944°E / 51.7414361; 0.8968944 ("Bradwell A") Nuclear (magnox) 123 1962 2002
Bradwell B Bradwell-on-Sea Essex East 51°44′38″N 0°54′30″E / 51.74389°N 0.90833°E / 51.74389; 0.90833 ("Bradwell B") Nuclear (PWR) 2200 2029? Planned[12]
Brigg Brigg North Lincolnshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°32'32.6"N 0°30'32.9"W Straw biomass 40 2016 See also Glanford and Glanford Brigg PS
Brighton A [6] Brighton Brighton & Hove South East 50°49′46″N 0°13′50″W Coal 190 1975
Brighton B [6] Brighton Brighton & Hove South East 50°49′46″N 0°13′50″W Coal 342
Brimsdown Brimsdown Enfield Greater London 51°39′38.19″N 0°1′18.09″W / 51.6606083°N 0.0216917°W / 51.6606083; -0.0216917 ("Brimsdown") Coal ? 1907 1974 yes
Bristol[1] Bristol Somerset South West Coal 25.8
Bromborough[1] Bromborough Merseyside North West 53°20'04.2"N 2°57'44.5"W Oil 210 1951 1980 1986
Brunswick Wharf Blackwall Tower Hamlets Greater London 51°30′29.17″N 0°0′3.93″E / 51.5081028°N 0.0010917°E / 51.5081028; 0.0010917 ("Brunswick Wharf") Coal+Oil 340 1952 1984 1989
Bulls Bridge Hayes Hillingdon Greater London 51°30′7.2″N 0°24′32.06″W / 51.502000°N 0.4089056°W / 51.502000; -0.4089056 ("Bulls Bridge") OCGT 280 1980 1993 yes
Burghfield[13] Burghfield Berkshire South East 51°25′46.412″N 1°0′14.166″W / 51.42955889°N 1.00393500°W / 51.42955889; -1.00393500 ("Burghfield") Gas 45 1998
Burnley[1] Burnley Lancashire North West 53°47′12″N 2°14′23″W / 53.7868°N 2.2397°W / 53.7868; -2.2397 (Burnley) Coal 8 1893 1958 yes See reference [2] It was connected to the grid by 1933.[14] Sub station remains.
Burton upon Trent[11] Burton upon Trent Staffordshire Midlands 52°48'54"N 1°37'27"W Coal 41 1894 1976 yes
Bury Bury Greater Manchester North West 53°35'51"N 2°17'57"W Coal 26 1896 1970 yes
Buxton[1] Buxton Cheshire North West Diesel engine 0.580 / 4 1894 / 1954 1953 / 1970s
Calder Hall Seascale Cumbria North West 54°25′13.94″N 3°29′50.89″W / 54.4205389°N 3.4974694°W / 54.4205389; -3.4974694 ("Calder Hall") Nuclear (magnox) 200 1956 2003 2007 (cooling towers) 34x50 MW. First nuclear power station in the UK.
Cambridge[6] Cambridge Cambridgeshire East Coal 7.26 1966?
Canterbury[1] Canterbury Kent South East 51°17'03"N 1°05'10"E Coal 4.4 1900 1960 Yes
Carlisle Carlisle Cumbria North West 54°53'25"N 2°56'10" Coal 5.25 1899 1927 No Building extant
Carlisle Carlisle Cumbria North West 54°53′7.35″N 2°54′8.10″W / 54.8853750°N 2.9022500°W / 54.8853750; -2.9022500 ("Carlisle") Coal 86.9 1923 1980 1988
Carrington CCGT Carrington Greater Manchester North West 53°26′9.01″N 2°24′38.94″W / 53.4358361°N 2.4108167°W / 53.4358361; -2.4108167 ("Carrington") CCGT 910 2016 2 x Alstom GT26 Single Shaft
Carrington Coal Carrington Greater Manchester North West 53°26′9.01″N 2°24′38.94″W / 53.4358361°N 2.4108167°W / 53.4358361; -2.4108167 ("Carrington") Coal 240 1956 1991 1990s
Carville A Wallsend Tyne and Wear North East 54°59′16.92″N 1°31′21.05″W / 54.9880333°N 1.5225139°W / 54.9880333; -1.5225139 ("Carville A") Coal 10 1904 1932 1962
Carville B Wallsend Tyne and Wear North East 54°59′16.92″N 1°31′21.05″W / 54.9880333°N 1.5225139°W / 54.9880333; -1.5225139 ("Carville B") Coal 55 1916 1960s 1962
Castle Donington Castle Donington Leicestershire East Midlands 52°50′52.07″N 1°21′31.02″W / 52.8477972°N 1.3586167°W / 52.8477972; -1.3586167 ("Castle Donington") Coal 600 1958 1995 1996
Castle Meads[11] Gloucester Gloucestershire South West Coal 38 1976
Chadderton A (Slacks Valley) Chadderton Greater Manchester North West 53°31′54.01″N 2°9′56.96″W / 53.5316694°N 2.1658222°W / 53.5316694; -2.1658222 ("Chadderton A (Slacks Valley)") Coal ? 1927 1960s 1975
Chadderton B Chadderton Greater Manchester North West 53°31′54.01″N 2°9′56.96″W / 53.5316694°N 2.1658222°W / 53.5316694; -2.1658222 ("Chadderton B") Coal 240 1955 1982 1986
Chamber Hall Power Station[1] Bury Greater Manchester North West 53°35′50″N 2°17′55″W / 53.5973°N 2.2985°W / 53.5973; -2.2985 ("Chamber Hall") Coal 26 1912 1969 yes
Cheltenham[8] Cheltenham Gloucestershire West Midlands 51°54′30″N 02°05′45″ W Coal 4 1895 1932 no
Chesterfield[1] Chesterfield Derbyshire East Midlands 53°14'10"N 1°26'21"W Coal 6.9 1901 1958 yes
Chickerell[13] Chickerell Dorset South West 50°37′24.264″N 2°29′23.118″W / 50.62340667°N 2.48975500°W / 50.62340667; -2.48975500 ("Chickerell") Gas 45 1998
Chippenham[13] Chippenham Wiltshire South West 51°28′4.275″N 2°6′21.521″W / 51.46785417°N 2.10597806°W / 51.46785417; -2.10597806 ("Chippenham") Gas 10 2002
Church Stretton[8] Church Stretton Shropshire West Midlands 52°32'11.9"N 2°48'01.8"W Gas engines 0.1 1904 1929
Chopwell Colliery Chopwell County Durham North East Coal ?
Cirencester[8] Cirencester Glocestershire West Midlands 51°43'13.2"N 1°58'31.2"W Gas engines 0.1 1912 1931
City Road Finsbury Islington Greater London 51°31'48"N 0°05'50"W Coal 12.225 1896 1929 yes
Clacton[6] Clacton Essex East Coal 2.15 1967
Clarence Dock Liverpool Merseyside North West 53.4191°N 3.0019°W Coal & Oil 267.5 1931 1980s
Cliff Quay[6] Ipswich Suffolk East 52.0358°N 1.1579°E Coal 276 1984 1994
Colchester[1] Colchester Essex East 51°52′59″N 00°55′35″E Coal 7.5 1900 1960
Commercial Road Stage 1[15] Wolverhampton West Midlands West Midlands 52°34′54″N 02°06′54″W Coal 0.35 1895 (stage 2) 1977
Commercial Road Stage 2[15] Wolverhampton West Midlands West Midlands 52°34′54″N 02°06′54″W Coal 6 1908 (stage 3) 1977
Commercial Road Stage 3[15] Wolverhampton West Midlands West Midlands 52°34′54″N 02°06′54″W Coal 23 1925 1970s 1977
Consett Central Consett County Durham North East 54°51′0.13″N 1°50′55.36″W / 54.8500361°N 1.8487111°W / 54.8500361; -1.8487111 ("Consett Central") Coal 1955 1980 1980s
Coventry[11] Coventry West Midlands Midlands 52°25'03"N 1°30'43"W Coal 25.2 1895 converted to residential commercial use
Coventry (Longford) Longford West Midlands Midlands 52°27'23"N 1°28'03"W Coal 130.75 1928 1976 Yes
Cowes[1] Cowes Isle of Wight South Coal 38
Knitsley Lane Consett County Durham North East 54°51′0.13″N 1°50′55.36″W / 54.8500361°N 1.8487111°W / 54.8500361; -1.8487111 ("Knitsley Lane") Coal 1903 1906 Yes
Templetown Consett County Durham North East 54°51′0.13″N 1°50′55.36″W / 54.8500361°N 1.8487111°W / 54.8500361; -1.8487111 ("Templetown") Coal 1906 1961 yes
Corby Corby Northamptonshire East Midlands 52°30′13.11″N 0°42′15.03″W / 52.5036417°N 0.7041750°W / 52.5036417; -0.7041750 ("Corby") CCGT 401 1994
Coryton Thurrock Essex East 51°30′43.2″N 0°30′28.87″E / 51.512000°N 0.5080194°E / 51.512000; 0.5080194 ("Coryton") CCGT 732 2002
CDCL (Cottam Development Centre) Cottam Nottinghamshire East Midlands 53°18′14.06″N 0°46′53.06″W / 53.3039056°N 0.7814056°W / 53.3039056; -0.7814056 ("CDCL (Cottam Development Centre)") CCGT 400 1999
Cottam Cottam Nottinghamshire East Midlands 53°18′14.06″N 0°46′53.06″W / 53.3039056°N 0.7814056°W / 53.3039056; -0.7814056 ("Cottam") Coal 2000 1968[16] 2019
Cotton Valley Sewage Works 1[17] Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire South East 52°3′27.216″N 0°42′31.916″W / 52.05756000°N 0.70886556°W / 52.05756000; -0.70886556 ("Cotton Valley Sewage Works 1") Biogas 0.763 2005
Cowes[18] Cowes Isle of Wight South East OCGT 140 1982
Croydon A Purley Croydon Greater London 51°22′44.19″N 0°7′16.07″W / 51.3789417°N 0.1211306°W / 51.3789417; -0.1211306 ("Croydon A") Coal 50 1896 1973 yes
Croydon B Purley Croydon Greater London 51°22′44.19″N 0°7′16.07″W / 51.3789417°N 0.1211306°W / 51.3789417; -0.1211306 ("Croydon B") Coal 338 1950 1984 Partly Two large chimneys are retained
Croydon Gas Turbine Purley Croydon Greater London 51°22′34.63″N 0°6′59.29″W / 51.3762861°N 0.1164694°W / 51.3762861; -0.1164694 ("Croydon Gas Turbine") Gas 80 1999
Damhead Creek 1 Hoo Peninsula Kent South East 51°25′31.22″N 0°35′59.9″E / 51.4253389°N 0.599972°E / 51.4253389; 0.599972 ("Damhead Creek 1") CCGT 792 2001
Damhead Creek 2 Hoo Peninsula Kent South East 51°25′31.22″N 0°35′59.9″E / 51.4253389°N 0.599972°E / 51.4253389; 0.599972 ("Damhead Creek 2") CCGT 1000
Darlington A (Haughton Road) Darlington County Durham North East 54°31′42.93″N 1°32′44.03″W / 54.5285917°N 1.5455639°W / 54.5285917; -1.5455639 ("Darlington A (Haughton Road)") Coal 1900 1930s 1982
Darlington B Darlington County Durham North East 54°31′42.93″N 1°32′44.03″W / 54.5285917°N 1.5455639°W / 54.5285917; -1.5455639 ("Darlington B") Coal 57 1940 1976 1982
Deptford East Deptford Greater London Greater London 51°28′57.18″N 0°1′13.10″W / 51.4825500°N 0.0203056°W / 51.4825500; -0.0203056 ("Deptford East") Coal 0.8 1891 1957 yes
Deptford West Deptford Greater London Greater London 51°28′57.18″N 0°1′13.10″W / 51.4825500°N 0.0203056°W / 51.4825500; -0.0203056 ("Deptford West") Coal 158 1929 1983 1992
Derby[1] Derby Derbyshire Midlands 52°55'32.6"N 1°28'35.4"W Coal 65.5 1893 1969 1971-2
Derwent Spondon Derbyshire East Midlands 52°54′23.06″N 1°24′3.02″W / 52.9064056°N 1.4008389°W / 52.9064056; -1.4008389 ("Derwent") CCGT 214 1995
Derwenthaugh Coke Works Swalwell Tyne and Wear North East Coal + Waste Heat 1928 1986 1987-1989
Didcot A Didcot Oxfordshire South East 51°37′25.18″N 1°16′3″W / 51.6236611°N 1.26750°W / 51.6236611; -1.26750 ("Didcot A") Coal + Biomass 2109 1970[19] 2013 2014-20
Didcot B Didcot Oxfordshire South East 51°37′25.18″N 1°16′3″W / 51.6236611°N 1.26750°W / 51.6236611; -1.26750 ("Didcot B") CCGT 1550 1997
Didcot OCGT Didcot Oxfordshire South East 51°37′25.18″N 1°16′3″W / 51.6236611°N 1.26750°W / 51.6236611; -1.26750 ("Didcot OCGT") OCGT 100 1970[19]
Doncaster A Doncaster South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°31'34"N 1°08'18"W Coal 8.35 1900 1958 Yes
Doncaster B Doncaster South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°31′27.01″N 1°8′46.05″W / 53.5241694°N 1.1461250°W / 53.5241694; -1.1461250 ("Doncaster") Coal 122 1953 1983 Yes HM Prison Doncaster is now on the site of the old power station.
Downton Salisbury Wiltshire South West 50°59'32"N 1°44'43"W Diesel 0.082 1972-1978 Station was diesel engine and hydro-electric
Drakelow A Burton upon Trent Derbyshire East Midlands 52°46′25.06″N 1°39′23.97″W / 52.7736278°N 1.6566583°W / 52.7736278; -1.6566583 ("Drakelow A") Coal 240 1955 1984 Yes
Drakelow B Burton upon Trent Derbyshire East Midlands 52°46′25.06″N 1°39′23.97″W / 52.7736278°N 1.6566583°W / 52.7736278; -1.6566583 ("Drakelow B") Coal 480 1959 1993 1998 (cooling towers)
Drakelow C Burton upon Trent Derbyshire East Midlands 52°46′25.06″N 1°39′23.97″W / 52.7736278°N 1.6566583°W / 52.7736278; -1.6566583 ("Drakelow C") Coal 1450 1964 2003 2005-06
Drax Selby North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°44′7.01″N 0°59′31.09″W / 53.7352806°N 0.9919694°W / 53.7352806; -0.9919694 ("Drax") Biomass (2.64GW) + Coal (1.32GW) 3960 1974 Largest power station in the UK
Dudley Dudley West Midlands West Midlands Coal 2.9 1899 Late 1920s Ref.[8]
Dungeness A1 Dungeness Kent South East 50°54′50.25″N 0°57′49.86″E / 50.9139583°N 0.9638500°E / 50.9139583; 0.9638500 ("Dungeness A1") Nuclear (magnox) 285 1965 2006
Dungeness A2 Dungeness Kent South East 50°54′50.25″N 0°57′49.86″E / 50.9139583°N 0.9638500°E / 50.9139583; 0.9638500 ("Dungeness A2") Nuclear (magnox) 285 1965 2006
Dungeness B1 Dungeness Kent South East 50°54′50.25″N 0°57′49.86″E / 50.9139583°N 0.9638500°E / 50.9139583; 0.9638500 ("Dungeness B1") Nuclear (AGR) 660 1983
Dunston A Dunston Tyne and Wear North East 54°57′1.90″N 1°39′26.03″W / 54.9505278°N 1.6572306°W / 54.9505278; -1.6572306 ("Dunston A") Coal 30 1910 1932 1986
Dunston B Dunston Tyne and Wear North East 54°57′1.90″N 1°39′26.03″W / 54.9505278°N 1.6572306°W / 54.9505278; -1.6572306 ("Dunston B") Coal 300 1951 1981 1986
Earley Earley Berkshire South East Coal 114 1942 1975? 1982
Earley[20] Earley Berkshire South East Diesel-fired gas turbine 111 1965 1982 1982
Eastbourne Eastbourne Sussex South East Coal 9 1967
East Yelland Yelland Devon South West Coal + diesel 170 1955 1984
Edmonton EcoPark Edmonton London South East 51°36′57″N 0°02′29″W / 51.6158°N 0.0414°W / 51.6158; -0.0414 waste 1971
Eggborough Eggborough North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°42′42.00″N 1°7′37.04″W / 53.7116667°N 1.1269556°W / 53.7116667; -1.1269556 ("Eggborough") Coal 1960 1967 2018 4 units + 2 OCGT
Elean power station[21] Sutton Cambridgeshire East Biomass (straw) 38 2000
Elland Elland West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°41′40.01″N 1°49′21.98″W / 53.6944472°N 1.8227722°W / 53.6944472; -1.8227722 ("Elland") Coal 180 1959 1991 1996 3x60 MW
Ely Ely Cambridgeshire East Biomass (straw)
Enfield Brimsdown London Borough of Enfield Greater London 51°39′46.19″N 0°1′22.07″W / 51.6628306°N 0.0227972°W / 51.6628306; -0.0227972 ("Enfield") CCGT 392 1999
Eston Grange Eston Grange Redcar and Cleveland North East Coal 800
Exeter[1] Exeter Devon South West Coal 12
Eye power station[22] Eye Suffolk East Biomass (poultry litter) 13 1992 World's first poultry litter fuelled power plant
Farnborough[1] Farnborough Hampshire South Gas engine 0.80 1958
Fawley Fawley Hampshire South East 50°49′0.24″N 1°19′43.97″W / 50.8167333°N 1.3288806°W / 50.8167333; -1.3288806 ("Fawley") Oil 968 1971 2013 4x500 MW
Fellside Sellafield Cumbria North West 54°25′13.94″N 3°29′50.89″W / 54.4205389°N 3.4974694°W / 54.4205389; -3.4974694 ("Fellside") Gas CHP 180 1993
Ferrybridge A Ferrybridge West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°43′3.02″N 1°16′50.03″W / 53.7175056°N 1.2805639°W / 53.7175056; -1.2805639 ("Ferrybridge A") Coal 125 1927 1976 partly
Ferrybridge B Ferrybridge West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°43′3.02″N 1°16′50.03″W / 53.7175056°N 1.2805639°W / 53.7175056; -1.2805639 ("Ferrybridge B") Coal 300 1959 1992 yes 3x100 MW
Ferrybridge C Ferrybridge West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°43′3.02″N 1°16′50.03″W / 53.7175056°N 1.2805639°W / 53.7175056; -1.2805639 ("Ferrybridge C") Coal 2000 1966 2016 partly 4x500 MW
Ferrybridge OCGT Ferrybridge West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°43′3.02″N 1°16′50.03″W / 53.7175056°N 1.2805639°W / 53.7175056; -1.2805639 ("Ferrybridge OCGT") OCGT 34 1966 2x17 MW
Fiddlers Ferry Widnes – Warrington Cheshire North West 53°22′19.02″N 2°41′12.92″W / 53.3719500°N 2.6869222°W / 53.3719500; -2.6869222 ("Fiddlers Ferry") Coal + Biomass 1989 1971 2020 4x500 MW
Finchley[1] Finchley London Greater London Coal 4.7 1958
Fleetwood Fleetwood Lancashire North West 53°54′43″N 3°00′40″W / 53.9119°N 3.0112°W / 53.9119; -3.0112 ("Fiddlers Ferry") Coal 0.96/

90

1900/

1955

?/

1981

>1980 2 stations
Folkestone[1] Folkestone Kent South East 51°05’08”N, 01°09’05”E Coal, fuel oil 7.12 1898 1960
Forth Banks Stage 1 Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear North East 54°57′56.91″N 1°36′59.04″W / 54.9658083°N 1.6164000°W / 54.9658083; -1.6164000 ("Forth Banks Stage 1") Coal 0.15 1890 Stage 2 1910s The first power station in the world to use turbo alternators. 2X75 kW.
Forth Banks Stage 2 Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear North East 54°57′56.91″N 1°36′59.04″W / 54.9658083°N 1.6164000°W / 54.9658083; -1.6164000 ("Forth Banks Stage 2") Coal 2.4 Stage 1 1907 1910s 3x500 kW + 6x150 kW.
Foss Island[11] York North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°57′36″N 1°04′05″W / 53.960°N 1.068°W / 53.960; -1.068 ("Foss Island") Coal 38 1900 1976
Frome[1] Frome Somerset South Coal 2.35
Fulham Fulham London Greater London 51°28′11.19″N 0°11′0.04″W / 51.4697750°N 0.1833444°W / 51.4697750; -0.1833444 ("Fulham") Coal 310 1901 1978 1980s
Glanford Brigg Brigg North Lincolnshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°32′26.03″N 0°30′13.09″W / 53.5405639°N 0.5036361°W / 53.5405639; -0.5036361 ("Brigg") CCGT 268 1993 See also Brigg and Glanford biomass
Glanford Biomass Scunthorpe North Lincolnshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°37′19.01″N 0°42′1.06″W / 53.6219472°N 0.7002944°W / 53.6219472; -0.7002944 ("Glanford") Biomass (poultry litter) 13.5 1993 See also Brigg and Glanford Brigg
Goldington Bedford Bedfordshire East 52°08′15″N 00°25′39″W Coal 180 1954 1983 1984-87
Grain CCGT Grain Kent South East 51°26′43.2″N 0°42′53.88″E / 51.445333°N 0.7149667°E / 51.445333; 0.7149667 ("Grain CCGT") CCGT 1275 2010 3x425 MW
Grain Oil Grain Kent South East 51°26′43.2″N 0°42′53.88″E / 51.445333°N 0.7149667°E / 51.445333; 0.7149667 ("Grain") Oil 1300 1979 2012 2015-2016 4x690 MW, 2 units mothballed 2002 and 2003
Gravesend[6] Gravesend Kent South East 51°26'32"N 0°22'59"E Coal 12 1903 1969 1995
Great Yarmouth A Great Yarmouth Norfolk East 52°35′2.11″N 1°43′59.78″E / 52.5839194°N 1.7332722°E / 52.5839194; 1.7332722 ("Great Yarmouth A") Coal ? 1894 1961 1961
Great Yarmouth B Great Yarmouth Norfolk East 52°35′2.11″N 1°43′59.78″E / 52.5839194°N 1.7332722°E / 52.5839194; 1.7332722 ("Great Yarmouth B") Coal, Oil 252 1958 1994 1997
Great Yarmouth CCGT Great Yarmouth Norfolk East 52°35′2.11″N 1°43′59.78″E / 52.5839194°N 1.7332722°E / 52.5839194; 1.7332722 ("Great Yarmouth CCGT") CCGT 420 2001
Greenhill[1] Oldham Greater Manchester North West 53°32′22″N 2°06′12″W / 53.5394°N 2.1032°W / 53.5394; -2.1032 (Greenhill) Coal 17.2 1921 1960 yes See also Rhodes Bank
Greenwich Greenwich Greater London Greater London 51°29′6.26″N 0°0′3.38″W / 51.4850722°N 0.0009389°W / 51.4850722; -0.0009389 ("Greenwich") Oil, Gas 117.6 1902 Over 100 years old and still used as standby
Grimsby[1] Grimsby Lincolnshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°33'47"N 0°04'57"W Coal + fuel oil 38 1901 late 1960s yes
Grove Road Marylebone Westminster Greater London 51°31′39″N 00°10′15″W Coal 80.25 1902 1969 yes
Guildford Guildford Surrey South East Coal 11.25 1928 1968
Hackney A Lea Bridge Hackney Greater London 51°33′31.18″N 0°2′24.1″W / 51.5586611°N 0.040028°W / 51.5586611; -0.040028 ("Hackney A") Coal ? 1901 ? Partially
Hackney B Lea Bridge Hackney Greater London 51°33′31.18″N 0°2′24.1″W / 51.5586611°N 0.040028°W / 51.5586611; -0.040028 ("Hackney B") Coal 92 1957 1976 Partially
Halifax[1] Halifax West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°43′34″N 1°51′26″W / 53.7260°N 1.8572°W / 53.7260; -1.8572 (Halifax) Coal 48.3 1894 1960s yes
Hammersmith[6] Hammersmith Hammersmith & Fulham Greater London 51°29'24"N 0°13'18"W Coal 20 1897 1965 yes
Hams Hall A Birmingham Warwickshire West Midlands 52°31′29.08″N 1°42′19.00″W / 52.5247444°N 1.7052778°W / 52.5247444; -1.7052778 ("Hams Hall A") Coal 240 1928 1975 1978
Hams Hall B Birmingham Warwickshire West Midlands 52°31′29.08″N 1°42′19.00″W / 52.5247444°N 1.7052778°W / 52.5247444; -1.7052778 ("Hams Hall B") Coal 306 1942 1981 1988
Hams Hall C Birmingham Warwickshire West Midlands 52°31′29.08″N 1°42′19.00″W / 52.5247444°N 1.7052778°W / 52.5247444; -1.7052778 ("Hams Hall C") Coal 357 1958 1992 1993 6 generators
Handsworth[8] Handsworth West Midlands West Midlands 52°30'05.7"N 1°55'34.7"W Coal 1.05 1905 c. 1912
Hanley Stoke-on-Trent Staffordshire West Midlands 53°00'59.7"N 2°10'17.0"W Coal 0.624 1894
Harrogate[1] Harrogate North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber Coal 15.9
Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station Seaton Carew County Durham North East 54°38′5.94″N 1°10′51.08″W / 54.6349833°N 1.1808556°W / 54.6349833; -1.1808556 ("Hartlepool") Nuclear (AGR) 1210 1983 To be decommissioned 2009-14
Hartshead Heyrod Greater Manchester North West 53°29′29.04″N 2°2′42.97″W / 53.4914000°N 2.0452694°W / 53.4914000; -2.0452694 ("Hartshead") Coal 64 (134.75 MW in 1971) 1926 1979 1980s
Hastings Hastings East Sussex South East 50°52′7.25″N 0°35′38.89″E / 50.8686806°N 0.5941361°E / 50.8686806; 0.5941361 ("Hastings") Gas 110 1966 1980s 2003 2 generating sets
Hatfield[23][24] Stainforth South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber CCGT/IGCC 900 2016 Project frozen
Hayle[11] Hayle Cornwall South West Coal 38 1977
Hereford[8] Hereford Herefordshire West Midlands 52°03'32.0"N 2°42'57.9"W Coal 4.6 1899 1939
Heron[25] Immingham Docks North East Lincolnshire Yorkshire and the Humber Biomass 290 TBD
Heysham 1 Heysham Lancashire North West 54°1′43.99″N 2°54′57.92″W / 54.0288861°N 2.9160889°W / 54.0288861; -2.9160889 ("Heysham 1") Nuclear (AGR) 1150 1983 2014
Heysham 2 Heysham Lancashire North West 54°1′43.99″N 2°54′57.92″W / 54.0288861°N 2.9160889°W / 54.0288861; -2.9160889 ("Heysham 2") Nuclear (AGR) 1250 1988 2023
High Marnham Dunham Nottinghamshire East Midlands 53°13′44.05″N 0°47′33.09″W / 53.2289028°N 0.7925250°W / 53.2289028; -0.7925250 ("High Marnham") Coal 945 1959 2003 2012
High Wycombe[1] High Wycombe Buckinghamshire South Coal 3.96
Hinkley Point A Hinkley Point Somerset South West 51°12′31.19″N 3°8′0.88″W / 51.2086639°N 3.1335778°W / 51.2086639; -3.1335778 ("Hinkley Point A") Nuclear (magnox) 470 1957 2000 2xNuclear (magnox)
Hinkley Point B Hinkley Point Somerset South West 51°12′33.18″N 3°7′38.87″W / 51.2092167°N 3.1274639°W / 51.2092167; -3.1274639 ("Hinkley Point B") Nuclear (AGR) 1220 1976 2023 2xAGR
Hinkley Point C Hinkley Point Somerset South West 51°12′31.19″N 3°8′0.88″W / 51.2086639°N 3.1335778°W / 51.2086639; -3.1335778 ("Hinkley Point C") Nuclear (PWR) 3200 2027? 2xEPR
Horden Horden County Durham North East 54°46′5.93″N 1°18′52.07″W / 54.7683139°N 1.3144639°W / 54.7683139; -1.3144639 ("Horden") Coal 2.6 1926 1906? 1987
Horden Horden County Durham North East 54°46′5.93″N 1°18′52.07″W / 54.7683139°N 1.3144639°W / 54.7683139; -1.3144639 ("Horden") Waste heat, gas from coke works 6 1934 before 1971
Hounslow[1] Hounslow London Greater London 51°28'10"N 0°20'53"W Coal / diesel 4.15 1904 1964 yes
Huddersfield[11] Huddersfield West Yorkshire North East 53°39′09″N 1°46′26″W / 53.6524°N 1.7739°W / 53.6524; -1.7739 (Huddersfield) Coal 94 1893 1981 Yes
Huncoat Accrington Lancashire North West 53°46′33.8″N 2°20′16.1″W / 53.776056°N 2.337806°W / 53.776056; -2.337806 ("Huncoat") Coal 150 1956 1984 Partly - Admin block still stands 5 x 30 MW units
Immingham Immingham Docks North East Lincolnshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°38′18.03″N 0°14′0.11″W / 53.6383417°N 0.2333639°W / 53.6383417; -0.2333639 ("Immingham") CCGT 1240 2004 CHP (provides heat for the refinery)
Ince A Ellesmere Port Cheshire North West 53°16′42.03″N 2°48′29.91″W / 53.2783417°N 2.8083083°W / 53.2783417; -2.8083083 ("Ince A") Coal 240 1957 1980s 1980s 4x60 MW. Main use for power local uranium enrichment industry.
Ince B Ellesmere Port Cheshire North West Oil 1050 1984 1997 1999 2x500 MW + 2x25 MW OCGT
Ipswich[6] Ipswich Suffolk East Coal 17.25 1967
Ironbridge A Ironbridge Shropshire West Midlands 52°37′48.07″N 2°30′42.92″W / 52.6300194°N 2.5119222°W / 52.6300194; -2.5119222 ("Ironbridge A") Coal 200 1932 1981 1983- Pump house and bridge still stands
Ironbridge B Ironbridge Shropshire West Midlands 52°37′48.07″N 2°30′42.92″W / 52.6300194°N 2.5119222°W / 52.6300194; -2.5119222 ("Ironbridge B") Coal 1000 1969 2015 2019-2020 2x500 MW
Islington[6] Islington Islington Greater London Coal 22 1969
Keadby CCGT Scunthorpe North Lincolnshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°35′40.01″N 0°45′2.08″W / 53.5944472°N 0.7505778°W / 53.5944472; -0.7505778 ("Keadby") CCGT 720 1996
Keadby Coal Scunthorpe North Lincolnshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°35′40.01″N 0°45′2.08″W / 53.5944472°N 0.7505778°W / 53.5944472; -0.7505778 ("Keadby") Coal 360 1952 1984 Yes
Kearsley Kearsley Greater Manchester North West 53°32′22.02″N 2°21′32.97″W / 53.5394500°N 2.3591583°W / 53.5394500; -2.3591583 ("Kearsley") Coal 272 1929 1980 1985 (Kearsley A-C)
Kendal[1] Kendal Cumbria North West Oil engine 5
Kidderminster[8] Kidderminster Worcestershire West Midlands 52°22'57.6"N 2°15'04.3"W Coal 3 1898 late 1920s yes
Killingholme A Killingholme North Lincolnshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°39′34″N 0°15′18″W / 53.65952°N 0.25511°W / 53.65952; -0.25511 ("Killingholme A") CCGT 625 1994
Killingholme B Killingholme North Lincolnshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°39′15″N 0°15′19″W / 53.65419°N 0.25518°W / 53.65419; -0.25518 ("Killingholme B") CCGT 900 1993
King's Lynn King's Lynn Norfolk East 52°43′38.10″N 0°22′47.84″E / 52.7272500°N 0.3799556°E / 52.7272500; 0.3799556 ("King's Lynn") CCGT 325 1997
Kingsnorth Medway Kent South East 51°25′8.18″N 0°36′9.88″E / 51.4189389°N 0.6027444°E / 51.4189389; 0.6027444 ("Kingsnorth ") Coal+Oil+Biofuel 2000 1970[26] 2012 2014-18 4 units, 10% Biofuel capacity
Kingston Kingston upon Thames Greater London Greater London 51°24′55.22″N 0°18′22.08″W / 51.4153389°N 0.3061333°W / 51.4153389; -0.3061333 ("Kingston") Coal 117 1893 1980 Yes
Kirkstall Leeds West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°48′15.01″N 1°35′33″W / 53.8041694°N 1.59250°W / 53.8041694; -1.59250 ("Kirkstall") Coal ? ? 1976 Yes
Knapton East Knapton Ryedale North East 54°10'51.7"N 0°38'30.7"W


OCGT 42 1995
Lancaster[11] Lancaster Lancashire North West 54°04'02.6"N 2°47'19.0"W Coal 49 1894 1976 yes
Langage[27] Plymouth Devon South West 50°23′18.24″N 4°0′41.799″W / 50.3884000°N 4.01161083°W / 50.3884000; -4.01161083 ("Langage") CCGT 878 2010 2x452.5 MW
Ledbury[8] Ledbury Herefordshire West Midlands 52°02'16.2"N 2°25'37.6"W Gas & oil engines 0.07 1913 1930
Leeds (Whitehall Road) Leeds Yorkshire Yorkshire 53°47'43"N 1°33'07"W Coal 37 1893 about 1965 yes
Leek[8] Leek Staffordshire West Midlands 53°06'10.8"N 2°01'52.8"W Gas & Diesel engines 0.86 1904 1951
Leicester[11] Leicester Leicestershire East Midlands 52°37'10.6"N 1°08'35.7"W Coal (part oil) 131 1922 1976 yes There were 2 earlier stations
Leicester[20] Leicester Leicestershire East Midlands OCGT 102 1976 1990 yes
Lemington Lemington Tyne and Wear North East 54°58′26.9″N 1°42′37.03″W / 54.974139°N 1.7102861°W / 54.974139; -1.7102861 ("Lemington") Coal 0.97 1903 1919 1949 (partially)
Leominster[8] Leominster Herefordshire West Midlands 52°13'40.0"N 2°44'26.8"W Gas engines 0.06 1912 1922
Letchworth Letchworth Hertfordshire East Coal 12 & 14.5 1967 & 1973 Yes A & B stations
Lincoln[11] Lincoln Lincolnshire Midlands 53°13'39"N 0°31'26"W Coal 76 1898 1977 2007
Lister Drive Liverpool Merseyside North West 53°25′10″N 02°55′53″W Coal

Gas turbine (fuel oil)

70

110

1900

1965

1960s

1980

1980s

1994

Little Barford A Little Barford Bedfordshire East 52°12′17.13″N 0°16′2.08″W / 52.2047583°N 0.2672444°W / 52.2047583; -0.2672444 ("Little Barford A") Coal 120 1939 1981 1989
Little Barford B Little Barford Bedfordshire East 52°12′17.13″N 0°16′2.08″W / 52.2047583°N 0.2672444°W / 52.2047583; -0.2672444 ("Little Barford B") CCGT 680 1996 Regenesys site
Littlebrook A Dartford Kent South East 51°27′55.20″N 0°14′29.92″E / 51.4653333°N 0.2416444°E / 51.4653333; 0.2416444 ("Littlebrook A") Coal+Oil ? 1939 1973 ?
Littlebrook B Dartford Kent South East 51°27′55.20″N 0°14′29.92″E / 51.4653333°N 0.2416444°E / 51.4653333; 0.2416444 ("Littlebrook B") Coal+Oil 120 1949 1975 ?
Littlebrook C Dartford Kent South East 51°27′55.20″N 0°14′29.92″E / 51.4653333°N 0.2416444°E / 51.4653333; 0.2416444 ("Littlebrook C") Coal+Oil 240 1956 1981 ?
Littlebrook D Dartford Kent South East 51°27′55.20″N 0°14′29.92″E / 51.4653333°N 0.2416444°E / 51.4653333; 0.2416444 ("Littlebrook D") Oil 1370 1981 2015 2019 Strategic Cold War station. 3X685 MW.
Littlebrook D OCGT Dartford Kent South East 51°27′55.20″N 0°14′29.92″E / 51.4653333°N 0.2416444°E / 51.4653333; 0.2416444 ("Littlebrook D OCGT") OCGT 105 1981 3x35 MW OCGT, each comprising 2xRR Concorde Gts
Lombard Road[6] Battersea Battersea Greater London 51°28'16"N 0°10'37"W Coal 50 1901 1972 Yes
Lots Road Lots Road Chelsea Greater London 51°28′40.19″N 0°10′53.08″W / 51.4778306°N 0.1814111°W / 51.4778306; -0.1814111 ("Lots Road") Coal+Oil+Gas 1800 1905 2002 ? Commercial development planned on the site
Ludlow[8] Ludlow Shropshire West Midlands 52°22'11.9"N 2°43'00.2"W Gas engines & hydro 0.07 1906 1927
Luton[6] Luton Bedfordshire East 51°52’45”N, 00°24’34”W Coal, Oil 23 1901 1969 1972
Lydney[8] Lydney Gloucestershire West Midlands 51°44'10.2"N 2°32'19.2"W Coal 17.5 1923 1967
Lymington[1] Lymington Hampshire South 50°45'27"N 1°32'04"W Coal,

Oil engine

1.5,

0.49

1899 1959 yes
Lynemouth Lynemouth Northumberland North East 55°12′14.9″N 1°31′20.07″W / 55.204139°N 1.5222417°W / 55.204139; -1.5222417 ("Lynemouth") Coal + Biomass 420 1972
Macclesfield[1] Macclesfield Cheshire North West Oil engine 2 1901 1960s
Maidstone Maidstone Kent South East Coal 13.125 1901 1973
Malvern[8] Malvern Worcestershire West Midlands 52°06'49.4"N 2°18'34.4"W Refuse 0.4 1904 1948
Manchester See Bloom Street and Stuart Street stations
Manors Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear North East 54°58′17.92″N 1°36′23.07″W / 54.9716444°N 1.6064083°W / 54.9716444; -1.6064083 ("Manors") Coal 1901 1936 Grade II listed, converted into a Church
Marchwood A Marchwood Hampshire South East 50°53′53.91″N 1°26′13.31″W / 50.8983083°N 1.4370306°W / 50.8983083; -1.4370306 ("Marchwood A") oil 480 1953 1983/4 8x60
Marchwood B Marchwood Hampshire South East 50°53′53.91″N 1°26′13.31″W / 50.8983083°N 1.4370306°W / 50.8983083; -1.4370306 ("Marchwood B") CCGT 840 2009
Market Drayton[8] Market Drayton Shropshire West Midlands 52°54'08.9"N 2°28'53.9"W Coal 0.26 1902 1954
Meaford A Meaford Staffordshire West Midlands 52°55′33.08″N 2°9′58.97″W / 52.9258556°N 2.1663806°W / 52.9258556; -2.1663806 ("Meaford A") Coal 120 1948 1974 1982 4x30 MW
Meaford B Meaford Staffordshire West Midlands 52°55′33.08″N 2°9′58.97″W / 52.9258556°N 2.1663806°W / 52.9258556; -2.1663806 ("Meaford B") Coal 240 1957 1991 1996 4x60 MW
Medway Medway Kent South East 51°26′0.21″N 0°40′59.85″E / 51.4333917°N 0.6832917°E / 51.4333917; 0.6832917 ("Medway") CCGT 700 1995 2x226.7 MW
Mexborough Mexborough South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°29′37.02″N 1°15′49.02″W / 53.4936167°N 1.2636167°W / 53.4936167; -1.2636167 ("Mexborough") Coal 120 1950s 1981 1988 4x30 MW
Neasden Neasden Greater London Greater London 51°33′35.16″N 0°15′41.05″W / 51.5597667°N 0.2614028°W / 51.5597667; -0.2614028 ("Neasden") Coal ? 1904 1968 ?
Nechells A & B[20] Nechells Birmingham West Midlands Coal B: 212 A: 1923

B:  1954

1982
Neepsend Neepsend South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°24’19”N, 1°29’08”W Coal 160 1910 1976 yes
Nelson[1] Nelson Lancashire North West 53°50′37″N 2°12′51″W / 53.8435°N 2.2143°W / 53.8435; -2.2143 (Nelson) Coal 12.75 1893 1960 yes Originally providing only 43KW.[2] Sub station remains.
Neptune Bank Wallsend Tyne and Wear North East 54°59′0.91″N 1°31′55.05″W / 54.9835861°N 1.5319583°W / 54.9835861; -1.5319583 ("Neptune Bank") Coal 4.5 1901 Yes Yes
Newburn Steelworks Newburn Tyne and Wear North East Coal 2.75 1908 1924
Newbury[1] Newbury Berkshire South 51° 24’ 07”N, 1° 18’ 53”W Diesel engine & hydro 2.57 1905 c. 1970 yes also hydro station
Newcastle-under-Lyme[8] Newcastle-under-Lyme Staffordshire West Midlands 53°00'27.0"N 2°13'35.3"W Diesel engines 0.65 1921 c. 1955
Newman Spinney Chesterfield Derbyshire East Midlands Gas from underground gasification 3.75 1958 1959 Yes National Coal Board abandoned gasification project
Newton Abbot[11] Newton Abbot Devon South West Coal 35 1974
North Blyth Biomass Project Blyth Northumberland North East Biomass (various) 100 2015
North Tees A Billingham County Durham North East 54°35′12.94″N 1°15′47.07″W / 54.5869278°N 1.2630750°W / 54.5869278; -1.2630750 ("North Tees A") Coal 40 1921 Yes
North Tees B Billingham County Durham North East 54°35′12.94″N 1°15′47.07″W / 54.5869278°N 1.2630750°W / 54.5869278; -1.2630750 ("North Tees B") Coal Yes
North Tees C Billingham County Durham North East 54°35′12.94″N 1°15′47.07″W / 54.5869278°N 1.2630750°W / 54.5869278; -1.2630750 ("North Tees C") Coal 120 1949 1983 1987
Northampton Northampton Northamptonshire East Midlands 52°13′52.12″N 0°53′9.03″W / 52.2311444°N 0.8858417°W / 52.2311444; -0.8858417 ("Northampthon") Coal 1920s 1975 Planning has been granted for University of Northampton to build on this site
Northfleet[6] Gravesham Kent South East Coal 720 1963 1991 1994 Converted to oil firing 1972
North Wilford See Wilford power station
Norwich Norwich Norfolk East 52°37’15”N 1°19’06”E Coal 73.5 1922 1975 1982
Norwich[6] Norwich Norfolk East 52°37’15”N 1°19’06”E Oil (gas turbine) 110 1966 1986 Yes
Nottingham[20] Nottingham Nottinghamshire East Midlands 52.931980°N 1.166837°W Coal 148 1925 1981 Also known as Wilford or North Wilford
Ocker Hill Tipton Staffordshire West Midlands Coal + Gas turbine Gas turbine= 280 1902 1977 1985 GT plant extant 1981
Oldbury nuclear power station Oldbury South Gloucestershire South West 51°38′56.15″N 2°34′14.89″W / 51.6489306°N 2.5708028°W / 51.6489306; -2.5708028 ("Oldbury") Nuclear (magnox) 470 1967 2012
Oswestry[8] Oswestry Shropshire West Midlands 52°51'33.2"N 3°03'10.8"W Coal 0.4 1895 1936
Oxford[28] (or Osney[29]) Oxford Oxfordshire South East 51°45′4.5″N 1°16′19″W / 51.751250°N 1.27194°W / 51.751250; -1.27194 ("Oxford") Coal (1892–1963), Oil (1963–1969)[28] 22 (1965)[28] 1892[28] 1969[28] No[29] Building later used by University of Oxford[28]
Padiham A (Stage 1) Padiham Lancashire North West 53°47′44″N 2°19′39″W / 53.795488°N 2.327372°W / 53.795488; -2.327372 ("Padiham A (Stage 1)") Coal 12 1926 Stage 2 Yes 2x6 MW
Padiham A (Stage 2) Padiham Lancashire North West 53°47′44″N 2°19′39″W / 53.795488°N 2.327372°W / 53.795488; -2.327372 ("Padiham A (Stage 2)") Coal 24.5 1929 Stage 3 Yes Addition of 1x12.5 MW
Padiham A (Stage 3) Padiham Lancashire North West 53°47′44″N 2°19′39″W / 53.795488°N 2.327372°W / 53.795488; -2.327372 ("Padiham A (Stage 3)") Coal 49.5 1940 1969 Yes Addition of 2x12.5 MW
Padiham B Padiham Lancashire North West 53°47′44″N 2°19′39″W / 53.795488°N 2.327372°W / 53.795488; -2.327372 ("Padiham B") Coal 240 1957 1993 Yes
Pandon Dene Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear North East Coal 0.15 1890 1902 Yes
Percival Lane[1] Runcorn Cheshire North West 53°20'15"N 2°45'07"W Coal 115 1921 Yes
Peterborough[6] Peterborough Cambridgeshire East Coal 57 1976
Peterborough Peterborough Cambridgeshire East 52°34′37.11″N 0°12′14.10″W / 52.5769750°N 0.2039167°W / 52.5769750; -0.2039167 ("Peterborough") CCGT 405 1993
Philadelphia Philadelphia Tyne and Wear North East 54°51′41.94″N 1°28′52.03″W / 54.8616500°N 1.4811194°W / 54.8616500; -1.4811194 ("Philadelphia") Coal 1905 Yes Grade II listed, This site has been refurbished as the Philadeliphia Complex
Plymouth[30] Plymouth Devon South West Oil + diesel 205 1899 1981 1992
Poole Poole Dorset South West 50° 42′ 56″ N 1° 59′ 46″ W Oil 305 1950 1993
Poplar (Watts Grove and Glaucus Street)[6] Poplar Tower Hamlets Greater London Coal 25 1900 1967
Portbury Dock Portbury North Somerset South West Biomass 150 2012[citation needed]
Portishead A Portishead Somerset South West 51°29′28.17″N 2°45′17.88″W / 51.4911583°N 2.7549667°W / 51.4911583; -2.7549667 ("Portishead A") Coal 240 1929 1976 1982 The site is now occupied by housing and the dock has become a marina
Portishead B Portishead Somerset South West 51°29′28.17″N 2°45′17.88″W / 51.4911583°N 2.7549667°W / 51.4911583; -2.7549667 ("Portishead B") Coal+Oil ? 1955 1982 1992 The site is now occupied by housing and the dock has become a marina
Portsmouth Portsmouth Hampshire South West 50°47'36"N 1°06'11"W Coal 140 1894 1977 1981
Portrack Billingham County Durham North East 54°34′16.05″N 1°15′59.95″W / 54.5711250°N 1.2666528°W / 54.5711250; -1.2666528 ("Portrack Incinerator") Waste 20 1977 1996 1998-2000
Preston (Crown Street) Preston Lancashire North West 53°45′53″N 2°42′10″W / 53.7646°N 2.7028°W / 53.7646; -2.7028 (Preston (Crown Street)) Coal 3.97 1891 >1924 replaced by Ribble power station
Radcliffe Radcliffe Greater Manchester North West 53°33′13″N 2°20′21.95″W / 53.55361°N 2.3394306°W / 53.55361; -2.3394306 ("Radcliffe") Coal 3 1905 1959 ?
Ramsgate[1] Ramsgate Kent South 51°20'31"N 01°24'34"E Coal 2.25 1905 1958 yes sub-station on site
Ratcliffe-on-Soar Ratcliffe-on-Soar Nottinghamshire East Midlands 52°51′55.07″N 1°15′18″W / 52.8652972°N 1.25500°W / 52.8652972; -1.25500 ("Ratcliffe-on-Soar") Coal 2021 1968 4x500 MW
Rawtenstall[1] Rawtenstall Lancashire North West 53°41′46″N 2°15′55″W / 53.6961°N 2.2652°W / 53.6961; -2.2652 (Rawtenstall) Coal 12.5 1958 In 1916 a transmission line installed to Accrington, so that both stations could supply Haslingden.[2] A significant part of the building still exists.
Reading[1] Reading Berkshire South 51°27'42"N 0°58'18"W Coal 10.7 1895 1960s yes
Redditch[8] Redditch Worcestershire West Midlands 52°17'43.7"N 3°24'16.9"W Gas engines, coal 4.5 1899 Early 1930s
Rhodes Bank Oldham Lancashire North West 53°32'24"N 2°06'22"W Coal 0.657 1894 1920 yes See Greenhill power station
Ribble A Preston Lancashire North West 53°45′26″N 2°43′41″W / 53.7572°N 2.7280°W / 53.7572; -2.7280 (Ribble A) Coal 50 1924 1982 4x12.5 MW
Ribble B[11] Preston Lancashire North West 53°45′26″N 2°43′41″W / 53.7572°N 2.7280°W / 53.7572; -2.7280 (Ribble B) Coal 126 1943 1976 1982 4x31.5 MW
Richborough Richborough Kent South East 51°18′36.20″N 1°20′54.81″E / 51.3100556°N 1.3485583°E / 51.3100556; 1.3485583 ("Richborough") Coal+Oil 360 1962 1996 2012
Rochdale[1] Rochdale Greater Manchester North West 53°36′53″N 2°09′58″W / 53.6146°N 2.1660°W / 53.6146; -2.1660 ("Richborough") Coal 10.7 1901 1958 yes
Rocksavage Runcorn Cheshire North West 53°18′56.02″N 2°43′30.91″W / 53.3155611°N 2.7252528°W / 53.3155611; -2.7252528 ("Rocksavage") CCGT 810 1998 3x270 MW CCGT
Roosecote A Roosecote Cumbria North West 54°6′17.98″N 3°11′15.88″W / 54.1049944°N 3.1877444°W / 54.1049944; -3.1877444 ("Roosecote A") Coal 120 1954 1986 ?
Roosecote B Roosecote Cumbria North West 54°6′17.98″N 3°11′15.88″W / 54.1049944°N 3.1877444°W / 54.1049944; -3.1877444 ("Roosecote B") CCGT 229 1991 2012 2015 The first CCGT in the UK
Roosecote Roosecote Cumbria North West 54°6′17.98″N 3°11′15.88″W / 54.1049944°N 3.1877444°W / 54.1049944; -3.1877444 ("Roosecote B") Battery storage 49 2018
Ross-on-Wye[8] Ross-on-Wye Herefordshire West Midlands 51°54'56.8"N 2°34'53.4"W Coal 0.1 1902 1930s
Rotherham Rotherham South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°26′8.02″N 1°21′26.01″W / 53.4355611°N 1.3572250°W / 53.4355611; -1.3572250 ("Rotherham") Coal 56 1923 1978 1978-79
Rugeley A Rugeley Staffordshire West Midlands 52°45′25.06″N 1°54′59″W / 52.7569611°N 1.91639°W / 52.7569611; -1.91639 ("Rugeley A") Coal 600 1963 1995 1995 5x120 MW
Rugeley B Rugeley Staffordshire West Midlands 52°45′25.06″N 1°54′59″W / 52.7569611°N 1.91639°W / 52.7569611; -1.91639 ("Rugeley B") Coal 1006 1970 2016 2x500 MW
Runcorn [31] Weston Point, Runcorn Cheshire North West 53°19′45.9″N 2°45′14.7″W / 53.329417°N 2.754083°W / 53.329417; -2.754083 ("Runcorn TPS") Waste 83.8 2014 Generates electricity and heat for nearby Ineos Chlor chemical plant.
Rye House A Hoddesdon Hertfordshire East 51°45′45.15″N 0°0′38.89″E / 51.7625417°N 0.0108028°E / 51.7625417; 0.0108028 ("Rye House A") Coal 120 1953 1982 <1993
Rye House B Hoddesdon Hertfordshire East 51°45′45.15″N 0°0′38.89″E / 51.7625417°N 0.0108028°E / 51.7625417; 0.0108028 ("Rye House B") CCGT 715 1993 (3x178 + 1x295 MW) CCGT
Salisbury[1] Salisbury Wiltshire South 51°04'09"N 1°47'52"W Coal 2.9 1898 1970 redeveloped
Salt End Salt End East Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°44′39.02″N 0°14′2.10″W / 53.7441722°N 0.2339167°W / 53.7441722; -0.2339167 ("Salt End") CCGT 1100 1999 3x367 MW CCGT
Scarborough[1] Scarborough North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 54°16'19"N 0°25'02"W Coal 9.375 1893 1958 yes
Sculcoates[11] Sculcoates Hull North East 53°45'48.9"N 0°20'41.7"W Coal 122 1898 1976 Yes
Seabank 1 Bristol Bristol South West 51°32′24.17″N 2°40′7.89″W / 51.5400472°N 2.6688583°W / 51.5400472; -2.6688583 ("Seabank 1") CCGT 820 1998 3x273.3 MW
Seabank 2 Bristol Bristol South West 51°32′24.17″N 2°40′7.89″W / 51.5400472°N 2.6688583°W / 51.5400472; -2.6688583 ("Seabank 2") CCGT 1145 2000 1x414 MW
Seal Sands Seal Sands County Durham North East 54°36′23.94″N 1°12′10.1″W / 54.6066500°N 1.202806°W / 54.6066500; -1.202806 ("Seal Sands") OCGT 50 1997 1x50 MW
Sellafield CHP Seascale Cumbria North West 54°25′13.94″N 3°29′50.89″W / 54.4205389°N 3.4974694°W / 54.4205389; -3.4974694 ("Sellafield CHP") CCGT 155 1993 (3x37 + 1x44) MW CCGT
Sevington[32] Sevington Kent South East 51°3′56.381″N 0°51′45.221″E / 51.06566139°N 0.86256139°E / 51.06566139; 0.86256139 ("Sevington") Gas engine 10 2002
Sheffield See Blackburn Meadows and Neepsend
Shoreditch[1] Shoreditch London Greater London Coal 24.5
Shoreham A Southwick West Sussex South East 50°49′46.24″N 0°13′50.04″W / 50.8295111°N 0.2305667°W / 50.8295111; -0.2305667 ("Shoreham A") Coal 53 1904 1976 1988
Shoreham B Southwick West Sussex South East 50°49′46.24″N 0°13′50.04″W / 50.8295111°N 0.2305667°W / 50.8295111; -0.2305667 ("Shoreham B") Coal 342 1958 Yes 1998
Shoreham C Southwick West Sussex South East 50°49′46.24″N 0°13′50.04″W / 50.8295111°N 0.2305667°W / 50.8295111; -0.2305667 ("Shoreham C") CCGT 420 2000
Shorts Gardens Covent Garden London Greater London Diesel Engines 2.8 1896 1962
Shrewsbury[8] Shrewsbury Shropshire West Midlands 52°42'34.4"N 2°45'12.1"W Coal 2 1895 1956
Sizewell A Sizewell Suffolk East 52°12′54.13″N 1°37′10.80″E / 52.2150361°N 1.6196667°E / 52.2150361; 1.6196667 ("Sizewell A") Nuclear (magnox) 650 1966 2006
Sizewell B Sizewell Suffolk East 52°12′54.13″N 1°37′10.80″E / 52.2150361°N 1.6196667°E / 52.2150361; 1.6196667 ("Sizewell B") Nuclear (PWR) 1190 1995 2035
Sizewell C Sizewell Suffolk East 52°12′54.13″N 1°37′10.80″E / 52.2150361°N 1.6196667°E / 52.2150361; 1.6196667 ("Sizewell B") Nuclear (PWR) 3200 2030?
Skelton Grange A Leeds West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber Coal 360 1948 1983
Skelton Grange B Leeds West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber Coal 448 1960 1994
Skelton Grange Biogas[33] Leeds West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°46′13.345″N 1°26′46.718″W / 53.77037361°N 1.44631056°W / 53.77037361; -1.44631056 ("Skelton Grange") Biogas 1.7 2006 Landfill plant
Sleaford[34] Sleaford Lincolnshire East Midlands 52°59′57.904″N 0°22′58.769″W / 52.99941778°N 0.38299139°W / 52.99941778; -0.38299139 ("Sleaford") Biomass (Straw) 40 2014
Slough Heat and Power Slough Berkshire South East 51°31′29.6976″N 0°37′46.3116″W / 51.524916000°N 0.629531000°W / 51.524916000; -0.629531000 ("Slough Trading Estate") Biomass (wood chips and waste paper...) 47 1920s
Smethwick Smethwick West Midlands West Midlands Coal 31.625 1904 1949 Ref.[8]
South Denes See Great Yarmouth
South Humber Bank 1 Stallingborough North East Lincolnshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°36′5.01″N 0°8′47.11″W / 53.6013917°N 0.1464194°W / 53.6013917; -0.1464194 ("South Humber Bank 1") CCGT 769 1996 (3x169 + 1x162) MW
South Humber Bank 2 Stallingborough North East Lincolnshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°36′5.01″N 0°8′47.11″W / 53.6013917°N 0.1464194°W / 53.6013917; -0.1464194 ("South Humber Bank 2") CCGT 516 1998 (2x174 + 1x168) MW
South Shields[1] South Shields Tyne and Wear North East 54°59'27"N 1°26'42"W Coal 10.5 1893 1958 yes
South Shore Road Gateshead Tyne and Wear North East Coal ? ? Yes Yes
Southend[6] Southend-on-Sea Essex East Petrol/Diesel 5.65 1966
Southport[1] Southport Merseyside North West 53°38′39″N 2°57′47″W / 53.6441°N 2.9631°W / 53.6441; -2.9631 ("Southport") Coal 17.25 yes
Spa Road[9] Lincoln Lincolnshire East Midlands Coal ? 1894 1917? yes
Spalding Spalding Lincolnshire East Midlands 52°48′28.09″N 0°7′56.11″W / 52.8078028°N 0.1322528°W / 52.8078028; -0.1322528 ("Spalding") CCGT 880 2004 (2x252 + 1x366) MW
Spondon[35][36][11] Spondon Derbyshire East Midlands 52°54′23.055″N 1°24′3.021″W / 52.90640417°N 1.40083917°W / 52.90640417; -1.40083917 ("Spondon") Coal 18 1920s 1982 yes
Stafford[1] Stafford Staffordshire Midlands 52°48'31"N 2°07'18"W Coal 6 1895 1958 yes
Staythorpe A Southwell Nottinghamshire East Midlands 53°4′29.06″N 0°51′21.05″W / 53.0747389°N 0.8558472°W / 53.0747389; -0.8558472 ("Staythorpe A") Coal 112 1950 1983 Yes
Staythorpe B Southwell Nottinghamshire East Midlands 53°4′29.06″N 0°51′21.05″W / 53.0747389°N 0.8558472°W / 53.0747389; -0.8558472 ("Staythorpe B") Coal 354 1962 1994 Yes
Staythorpe C Southwell Nottinghamshire East Midlands 53°4′29.06″N 0°51′21.05″W / 53.0747389°N 0.8558472°W / 53.0747389; -0.8558472 ("Staythorpe C") CCGT 1650 2010 4x420 MW
Stallingborough Biomass[37][38] Stallingborough North East Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and the Humber 53°35′0.025″N 0°11′0.094″W / 53.58334028°N 0.18335944°W / 53.58334028; -0.18335944 ("Stallingborough Biomass") Biomass 65 2011
Stella North Lemington Tyne and Wear North East 54°58′26.9″N 1°43′33.05″W / 54.974139°N 1.7258472°W / 54.974139; -1.7258472 ("Stella North") Coal 240 1954 1991 1992-1997 A business park is now being built on the site
Stella South Blaydon Tyne and Wear North East 54°58′26.9″N 1°43′33.05″W / 54.974139°N 1.7258472°W / 54.974139; -1.7258472 ("Stella South") Coal 300 1954 1991 1995-1996 A housing estate is now being built on the site
Stepney Limehouse London Greater London 51°30′34.19″N 0°2′4.1″W / 51.5094972°N 0.034472°W / 51.5094972; -0.034472 ("Stepney") Coal small 1907 1972 yes
Stockport[11] Stockport Greater Manchester North West 53°24’44”N, 2°09’15”W Coal 92.5 1899 1976 yes
Stoke-on-Trent[1] Stoke-on-Trent Staffordshire West Midlands 53°01'01"N 2°10'18"W Coal 31 1913 1960s yes
Stourport A[11] Stourport Worcestershire West Midlands 52°20'01"N 2°16'28"W Coal 173 1926 1978 yes
Stourport B[20] Stourport Worcestershire West Midlands Coal 112 1950 1983/4 yes
St Helens[1] St. Helens Merseyside North West 53°27’02”N, 2°44’54”W Coal 24 1896 late 1960s yes
St. Marylebone[6] Marylebone Westminster Greater London Coal 35.1 1965
St. Mary's[1] St. Mary's Isles of Scilly South West Oil engine 1.02
St. Pancras St. Pancras Camden Greater London 51°31′33″N 00°08′31″W Coal, refuse & oil 47.6 1891 1968 yes
Stuart Street[39] Stuart Street Greater Manchester North West 53°29′9.03″N 2°11′33.97″W / 53.4858417°N 2.1927694°W / 53.4858417; -2.1927694 ("Stuart Street") Coal 175 1900 1975 late 1970s
Sunderland Sunderland Tyne and Wear North East 54°54′41.92″N 1°23′47.05″W / 54.9116444°N 1.3964028°W / 54.9116444; -1.3964028 ("Sunderland") Coal 34 ? 1976 1979 The site is now occupied by a PC World outlet.
Sutton Bridge A Sutton Bridge Lincolnshire East Midlands 52°45′26.08″N 0°11′34.85″E / 52.7572444°N 0.1930139°E / 52.7572444; 0.1930139 ("Sutton Bridge") CCGT 800 1999 3x266.7 MW
Sutton Coldfield Sutton Coldfield Warwickshire West Midlands 52°33'46"N 1°48'58"W Coal 1 1901 1959 no commercial reuse of building
Swindon[1] Swindon Wiltshire South Coal 35
Taylors Lane Willesden London Greater London 51°32′46.20″N 0°15′27.08″W / 51.5461667°N 0.2575222°W / 51.5461667; -0.2575222 ("Taylors Lane") Coal 28.6 1903 1972 ?
Taylors Lane Willesden London Greater London 51°32′46.20″N 0°15′27.08″W / 51.5461667°N 0.2575222°W / 51.5461667; -0.2575222 ("Taylors Lane") OCGT 144 1979 2x72 MW
Teesport Renewable Energy Plant Teesport Redcar and Cleveland North East 54°35′50.67″N 1°10′12.84″W / 54.5974083°N 1.1702333°W / 54.5974083; -1.1702333 ("Teesport") Biomass (woodpellets) 300
Teesside EfW plant Billingham County Durham North East 54°34′36.94″N 1°7′14.06″W / 54.5769278°N 1.1205722°W / 54.5769278; -1.1205722 ("Teesside EfW") Waste 20 1998
Teesside Wilton Redcar and Cleveland North East 54°34′36.94″N 1°7′14.06″W / 54.5769278°N 1.1205722°W / 54.5769278; -1.1205722 ("Teesside") CCGT 1875 1993 2013 yes Largest CCGT plant in Europe
Templeborough Rotherham South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°25′20″N 1°22′24″W / 53.4222°N 1.3733°W / 53.4222; -1.3733 (Templeborough) Biomass 44 2018
Tewkesbury[8] Tewkesbury Gloucestershire West Midlands 51°59'30.3"N 2°09'36.6"W Gas engines 0.085 1909 1930
Thanet[1] Broadstairs Kent South 51°22'12"N 01°25'09"E Coal 6 1901 1964 yes
The Close Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear North East 54°57′58.93″N 1°36′51.03″W / 54.9663694°N 1.6141750°W / 54.9663694; -1.6141750 ("The Close") Coal 5 1902 1948 yes
The Close Stage 1 Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear North East Coal 1 1902 Stage 2 yes
The Close Stage 2 Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear North East Coal 5 1907 1948 yes
Thetford power station[40] Thetford Norfolk East Biomass (poultry litter) 39 1999
Thor Seal Sands County Durham North East 54°36′10.94″N 1°12′10.07″W / 54.6030389°N 1.2027972°W / 54.6030389; -1.2027972 ("Thor Cogeneration") CCGT 1020
Thornhill[11] Dewsbury West Yorkshire North East 53°40′37.7″N 1°39′16.5″W / 53.677139°N 1.654583°W / 53.677139; -1.654583 ("Thornhill") Coal 186 1902 1982 yes
Thornhill power station Dewsbury West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°40′37.7″N 1°39′16.5″W / 53.677139°N 1.654583°W / 53.677139; -1.654583 ("Thornhill") Gas 50 1998 operational
Thorpe Marsh Doncaster South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53°34′50.03″N 1°5′7.07″W / 53.5805639°N 1.0852972°W / 53.5805639; -1.0852972 ("Thorpe Marsh") Coal 1100 1963 1994 1990s (most of station), 2012 (cooling towers) Prototype for all the large modern power stations in England (at the time). 2x550 MW + 2 Rolls Royce OCGT 2x28 MW.
Tilbury A Tilbury Thurrock, Essex East 51°27′18.21″N 0°23′29.89″E / 51.4550583°N 0.3916361°E / 51.4550583; 0.3916361 ("Tilbury A") Oil 360 1956 1981 1999
Tilbury B Tilbury Thurrock, Essex East 51°27′18.21″N 0°23′29.89″E / 51.4550583°N 0.3916361°E / 51.4550583; 0.3916361 ("Tilbury B") Coal+Oil+Biofuel 1131 1967 2013 2016-19
Torquay Torquay Devon South West Coal
Tunbridge Wells[6] Tunbridge Wells Kent South East Coal 11.25 1968
Trafford[11] Trafford Greater Manchester North West Coal

Fuel oil

58

15

1929

1952

1976

1967

yes Steam and gas turbine
Trafford[41] Carrington Greater Manchester North West CCGT 1520 TBD On the same site as Carrington
Uxbridge[1] Uxbridge Middlesex South Coal 4.16
Wakefield A Wakefield West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53° 40′ 25″ N 1° 28′ 24″ W Coal pre-WWII yes yes
Wakefield B Wakefield West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 53° 40′ 25″ N 1° 28′ 24″ W Coal 224 1957 1991 1994
Wallasey[1] Poulton Cheshire North West 53°24'29"N 3°02'45"W Coal + fuel oil 22.5 1897 late 1960s yes
Walsall Walsall Birmingham West Midlands 52°35’10”N 01°59’33”W Coal 2.6 1895 1917 yes see Birchills Power Station
Walsall[20] (Birchills) Walsall Birmingham West Midlands Coal 191 1949 1982 1987 see Birchills Power Station
Walthamstow[6] Walthamstow Waltham Forest Greater London Coal 19.5 1904 1967 yes
Wandsworth[1] Wandsworth London Greater London 51°27'40"N 0°11'40"W Coal 22 1897 1965 yes
Warrington[11] Warrington Warrington North West 53°23’08”N, 2°35’10”W Coal 85 1900 1979 yes
Warwick Warwick Warwickshire Midlands Coal 30 also known as Avon power station
Watford Watford Hertfordshire East 51°38′34.425″N 0°24′15.615″W / 51.64289583°N 0.40433750°W / 51.64289583; -0.40433750 ("Watford") Coal 1899 1990 yes
Wednesbury[8] Wednesbury West Midlands West Midlands 52°33'03.8"N 2°01'14.2"W Gas engines 0.25 1910 1919
West Bromwich[8] West Bromwich West Midlands West Midlands 52°31'52.6"N 2°00'26.4"W Refuse 6.65 1901 1928
West Burton A Bole Nottinghamshire East Midlands 53°21′54.03″N 0°49′10.05″W / 53.3650083°N 0.8194583°W / 53.3650083; -0.8194583 ("West Burton A") Coal 1972 1967[42]
West Burton B Bole Nottinghamshire East Midlands 53°21′54.03″N 0°49′10.05″W / 53.3650083°N 0.8194583°W / 53.3650083; -0.8194583 ("West Burton B") CCGT 1270 2012
West Ham Canning Town London Greater London 51°31′5.19″N 0°0′4.94″E / 51.5181083°N 0.0013722°E / 51.5181083; 0.0013722 ("West Ham") Coal 114 1904 1983 Yes
West Thurrock West Thurrock Essex East 51°28′10.21″N 0°17′19.9″E / 51.4695028°N 0.288861°E / 51.4695028; 0.288861 ("West Thurrock") Coal 1300 1962 1993 yes
Weston-super-Mare[1] Weston-super-Mare Somerset South West Coal 2.6 1958
Westwood Ince-in-Makerfield Greater Manchester North West 53°32′16.67″N 2°37′39.65″W / 53.5379639°N 2.6276806°W / 53.5379639; -2.6276806 ("Westwood") Coal ? 1950 1980s 1989
Weymouth[1] Weymouth Dorset South Coal 4.65
Wheldale[43][44] Castleford West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber Gas 10 ~2000
Whinfield Stage 1 Rowlands Gill Tyne and Wear North East 54°55′3.45″N 1°45′52.87″W / 54.9176250°N 1.7646861°W / 54.9176250; -1.7646861 ("Whinfield Stage 1") Coal 1896 Stage 2 1970s
Whinfield Stage 2 Rowlands Gill Tyne and Wear North East 54°55′3.45″N 1°45′52.87″W / 54.9176250°N 1.7646861°W / 54.9176250; -1.7646861 ("Whinfield Stage 2") Coal 1914 1932 1970s
Whitebirk Power Station Whitebirk, near Blackburn Lancashire North West 53°45′36″N 02°26′54″W / 53.76000°N 2.44833°W / 53.76000; -2.44833 (Whitebirk) Coal 143 1921 1976 yes Also known as Blackburn East, it opened on 22 October 1921. A £2m extension was completed in 1945. It was closed in 1976 and the cooling towers were demolished in May 1982. In 1984 go-ahead was given to develop the site as a retail park.
Wickwar[8] Wickwar Gloucstershire West Midlands 51°35'57.0"N 2°23'49.1"W Coal & small hydro 0.03 1888 Late 1920s
Wilford Wilford Nottinghamshire East Midlands 52°55′55.07″N 1°10′1.05″W / 52.9319639°N 1.1669583°W / 52.9319639; -1.1669583 ("Wilford") Coal 316 1925[45] 1981 yes Expanded from the original 30MW to 316MW. Riverside Retail Park opened at site. Also called Nottingham and North Wilford.
Willesden (Acton Lane, Taylors Lane) Willesden Greater London South East See Acton Lane and Taylors Lane
Willington A Willington Derbyshire East Midlands 52°51′14.08″N 1°33′54.02″W / 52.8539111°N 1.5650056°W / 52.8539111; -1.5650056 ("Willington A") Coal 400 1957 1990s partly ~2000 4x100 MW
Willington B[46] Willington Derbyshire East Midlands 52°51′14.076″N 1°33′54.023″W / 52.85391000°N 1.56500639°W / 52.85391000; -1.56500639 ("Willington B") Coal 400 1960s 1990s partly ~2000 2x200 MW
Wilton Wilton Redcar and Cleveland North East 54°35′21.92″N 1°7′7.07″W / 54.5894222°N 1.1186306°W / 54.5894222; -1.1186306 ("Wilton") Coal, Oil + Gas 197 1952
Wilton 10 Wilton Redcar and Cleveland North East 54°35′21.92″N 1°7′7.07″W / 54.5894222°N 1.1186306°W / 54.5894222; -1.1186306 ("Wilton 10") Biomass (sustainable wood, sawmill and offcut waste) 30 2007
Wilton 11 Wilton Redcar and Cleveland North East 54°35′21.92″N 1°7′7.07″W / 54.5894222°N 1.1186306°W / 54.5894222; -1.1186306 ("Wilton 11") Waste 35 2016
Wimbledon Wimbledon Greater London London 51°25’52”N, 0°11’33”W Coal 24.2 1899 1968 yes
Winfrith Winfrith Newburgh Dorset South West 50°40′55.25″N 2°15′39.89″W / 50.6820139°N 2.2610806°W / 50.6820139; -2.2610806 ("Winfrith") Nuclear 100 1968 1990 2018 Research reactor site active 1958-1995
Winnington CHP[47][48] Northwich Cheshire North West Gas CHP 130 2000 One of the largest CHP in the United Kingdom.
Woking[1] Woking Surrey South East 51°19’26”N, 00°33’01”W Coal 7 1890 1960
Wolverhampton[11] Wolverhampton West Midlands Midlands 52°34'54"N 2°06'54"W Coal 30 1895 1976 Main power hall remains standing but in derelict condition.
Woolwich[49] London London Greater London 51°29′40.197″N 0°3′56.933″E / 51.49449917°N 0.06581472°E / 51.49449917; 0.06581472 ("Woolwich") Coal 57 1893 1978 1979 The site of the main power station building is now occupied by the Waterfront Leisure Centre car park.
Worcester[11] Worcester Worcestershire Midlands 52°11′30″N 02°13′43″W Coal + hydro 37.5 1894 1976 1979
Worthing[1] Worthing Sussex South Oil engine 1.29 1958
York See Foss Island

Non-thermal[edit]

Hydropower and wave[edit]

Name Location County Region Coordinates Type Total capacity (MW) Opened Closed Demolished Notes
Backbarrow Power Station[50][51] Backbarrow Cumbria North West 54°15′15.857″N 2°59′25.389″W / 54.25440472°N 2.99038583°W / 54.25440472; -2.99038583 ("Backbarrow") Small hydro 0.325 2000 3 Kaplan turbines
Bedlington Northumberland North East Small hydro 0.3 1989
Beeston[52] Beeston Nottinghamshire East Midlands 52°55′8.043″N 1°13′41.043″W / 52.91890083°N 1.22806750°W / 52.91890083; -1.22806750 ("Beeston") Small hydro 1.66 2000 UK’s largest "run-of river" hydro-electric plant
Belper North Mill[53] Belper Derbyshire East Midlands 53°1′41.579″N 1°29′12.841″W / 53.02821639°N 1.48690028°W / 53.02821639; -1.48690028 ("Belper North Mill") Small hydro 0.35 1998
Biddulph Biddulph Staffordshire West Midlands Small hydro 0.00
Blockley[8] Blockley Gloucestershire West Midlands 52°00'47.5"N 1°45'39.6"W Small hydro 0.02 1888 c. 1931
Borrowash Mill[53] Borrowash Derbyshire East Midlands 52°54′0.055″N 1°22′0.031″W / 52.90001528°N 1.36667528°W / 52.90001528; -1.36667528 ("Borrowash Mill") Small hydro 0.179 1995
Brignall Mill[54][55] Brignall County Durham North East 54°30′20.95″N 1°53′54.011″W / 54.5058194°N 1.89833639°W / 54.5058194; -1.89833639 ("Brignall Mill") Small hydro 0.003
Burton Mill Burton upon Trent Staffordshire West Midlands Small hydro 0.07 1998
Chagford[1] Devon South West Small hydro 0.026
Coniston[1] Coniston Lancashire North West Small hydro 0.30 1932 after 1963
Cotton Valley Sewage Works 2[17][55] Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire South East 52°3′27.216″N 0°42′31.916″W / 52.05756000°N 0.70886556°W / 52.05756000; -0.70886556 ("Cotton Valley Sewage Works 2") Small hydro 0.015 2006
Cuckney School[53] Cuckney Nottinghamshire East Midlands 53°14′6.031″N 1°9′14.024″W / 53.23500861°N 1.15389556°W / 53.23500861; -1.15389556 ("Cuckney School") Small hydro 0.008 2006
De Lank Quarry[56][57] St Breward Cornwall South West Small hydro 0.3 2002
Derwent Reservoir Blanchland County Durham/Northumberland North East Small hydro 0.097 1957
Downton[1] Salisbury Wiltshire South West 50°59'32"N 1°44'43"W Small hydro 0.035 1972-78 Station was diesel engine and hydro-electric
Fladbury[8] Pershore Worcestershire West Midlands 52°06'44.4"N 2°00'20.9"W Small hydro 0.009 1900 c. 1925
Gants Mill Bruton Somerset South West 51°6′23.2″N 2°28′0.91″W / 51.106444°N 2.4669194°W / 51.106444; -2.4669194 ("Gants Mill") Small hydro 0.012 2004
Glen Lyn Gorge Lynmouth Devon South West Small hydro 0.3
Guildford Hydro[58][59] Guildford Surrey South East 51°10′48.202″N 0°45′0.034″W / 51.18005611°N 0.75000944°W / 51.18005611; -0.75000944 ("River Wey") Small hydro 0.035 2006
Hamlyn Mill Swaffham Norfolk East Small hydro 0.007 2006
Houghton Mill Houghton Cambridgeshire East Small hydro 0.012 1999
Kielder Water Kielder Northumberland North East 55°10′59.91″N 2°30′0.003″W / 55.1833083°N 2.50000083°W / 55.1833083; -2.50000083 ("Kielder Water") Small hydro 12 1982
Linton[1] Linton-on-Ouse North Yorkshire North East Small hydro 0.75 before 1923
Longbridge Weir Hydro Derby Derbyshire East Midlands 52°55′22″N 1°28′15″W / 52.92278°N 1.47083°W / 52.92278; -1.47083 ("Longbridge Weir Hydro") Small hydro 0.023 2013
Ludlow[8] Ludlow Shropshire West Midlands 52°22'11.9"N 2°43'00.2"W Gas engines & small hydro
Marytavy[1] Marytavy Devon South West Small hydro 3.988
Masson Mill[53] Matlock Bath Derbyshire East Midlands 53°6′46.038″N 1°33′42.004″W / 53.11278833°N 1.56166778°W / 53.11278833; -1.56166778 ("Masson Mill") Small hydro 0.26 1994
Newbury Newbury Berkshire South 51° 24’ 07”N, 1° 18’ 53”W Small hydro 0.112 1905 before 1954
Osney Lock Hydro[60] Oxford Oxfordshire South East 51°44′59.4384″N 1°16′23.5056″W / 51.749844000°N 1.273196000°W / 51.749844000; -1.273196000 ("Osney Lock") Small Hydro 0.049 2015
Ringwood[1] Ringwood Hampshire South Hydro + oil engine 0.147
Salisbury Salisbury Wiltshire South 51°04'09"N 1°47'52"W Small hydro 0.045 1898 before 1923 building extant Gilkes 60 hp turbine
Settle Hydro Settle North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 54°07′26″N 2°28′08″W / 54.12389°N 2.46889°W / 54.12389; -2.46889 ("Settle Hydro") Small hydro 0.05 2009
Stockport hydro Marple Stockport Cheshire North West Small hydro 0.068 2012
Tellisford Mill Tellisford Somerset South West 51°17′54.06″N 2°16′51.86″W / 51.2983500°N 2.2810722°W / 51.2983500; -2.2810722 ("Tellisford Mill") Small hydro 0.075 2007
Torrs Hydro New Mills Derbyshire East Midlands 53°21′50″N 2°00′01″W / 53.36389°N 2.00028°W / 53.36389; -2.00028 ("Torrs Hydro") Small hydro 0.063 2008
Whalley Hydro[61] Whalley Lancashire North West 53°49′07″N 2°24′15″W / 53.8186°N 2.4041°W / 53.8186; -2.4041 ("Whalley Hydro") Small hydro 0.1 2014
Wave Hub Hayle Cornwall South West 50°18′40.23″N 5°31′29.69″W / 50.3111750°N 5.5249139°W / 50.3111750; -5.5249139 ("Wave hub") Wave 20 2014 2019
Wickwar[8] Wickwar Gloucstershire West Midlands 51°35'57.0"N 2°23'49.1"W Coal & small hydro 0.03 1888 Late 1920s
Worcester Worcester Worcestershire Midlands 52°11′30″N 02°13′43″W Small hydro 0.4 1894 1930s Converted to residential use

Other hydropower schemes[edit]

Small hydropower sites in Great Britain with no further information.

  • Itteringham Mill
  • Marlingford Mill
  • Marsh Mill
  • Milford Mill
  • Old Walls, Dartmoor
  • Oldcotes Mill
  • Oswestry, Llanfordda
  • Ponts Mill Scheme
  • River Dart Country Park, Dartmoor
  • Sonning Mill
  • St. Blazey
  • Sturston Mill
  • Talamh Life Centre
  • Tellisford Mill, Somerset
  • Trecarrell Mill
  • Trelubbas

Wind power[edit]

See also[edit]

Lists sorted by type

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