Port Talbot Power Station

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Port Talbot Power Station
Port Talbot Power Station is located in Wales
Port Talbot Power Station
Location of Port Talbot Power Station in Wales
Country Wales, United Kingdom
Location Port Talbot
Coordinates 51°35′46″N 3°46′52″W / 51.596°N 3.781°W / 51.596; -3.781Coordinates: 51°35′46″N 3°46′52″W / 51.596°N 3.781°W / 51.596; -3.781
Status Cancelled
Construction cost £500 million
Owner(s) ESB International
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Natural gas
Combined cycle? Yes
Power generation
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[edit]

The power station was projected to cost £500 million, and be completed around 2012. It would have been built by ESB International.[1] It would have been sited near the docks and steel works.[1] It would have been a CCGT-type power station that runs on natural gas.[1] In 2007 it was being reported that the "proposals are currently with the Department of Trade and Industry".[2]

Proposed wood-fired station[edit]

The £400 million biomass plant was granted planning permission in 2007, despite fierce opposition in the town.[3] The plant would have been a wood-fired station. The plant was being developed by Prenergy Power.[3] However by 2013 there appeared to be no prospect of construction starting.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "ESB plans €600m plant in Wales - The Irish Times - Mon, Aug 14, 2006". www.irishtimes.com. 8 August 2006. Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
  2. ^ "Power trip". WalesOnline. 18 January 2007. 
  3. ^ a b c "Campaigners celebrate as Prenergy cuts ties with National Grid over proposed Port Talbot biomass plant". South Wales Evening Post. 16 February 2013.