Port Talbot Power Station
|Port Talbot Power Station|
|Country||Wales, United Kingdom|
|Construction cost||£500 million|
|Thermal power station|
|Primary fuel||Natural gas|
|Nameplate capacity||1,100–1,300 MW|
Port Talbot Power Station was a proposed 1,100–1,300 MW natural gas-fired power station in Port Talbot, situated in Neath Port Talbot county borough, Wales. A proposed 350 MW biomass power station would have been sited next door to it.
Gas-fired power station
The power station was projected to cost £500 million, and be completed around 2012. It would have been built by ESB International. It would have been sited near the docks and steel works. It would have been a CCGT-type power station that runs on natural gas. In 2007 it was being reported that the "proposals are currently with the Department of Trade and Industry".
Proposed wood-fired station
The £400 million biomass plant was granted planning permission in 2007, despite fierce opposition in the town. The plant would have been a wood-fired station. The plant was being developed by Prenergy Power. However by 2013 there appeared to be no prospect of construction starting.
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- "Power trip". WalesOnline. 18 January 2007.
- "Campaigners celebrate as Prenergy cuts ties with National Grid over proposed Port Talbot biomass plant". South Wales Evening Post. 16 February 2013.
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