Cottam power station shuts down after more than 50 years ...

EDF Energy has shut down Cottam power station in Nottinghamshire. Since it started generating in 1968, EDF states the 2GW power station had burnt some 183m tonnes of coal to generate 500 terawatt hours of electricity across 1.1m generation hours. Around 140 people currently work at the site.

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Sep 30, 2019· EDF's Cottam coal-fired power station in Nottinghamshire has officially been closed down today. The 2GW facility, which started generating …

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Cottam's closure will leave EDF with just the one remaining coal powered plant in the UK, the 2GW West Burton A facility, which was commissioned a year prior to Cottam. When Cottam closes its doors on 30 September, the UK's coal fleet will stand at around 9.4GW, however Drax plans to convert its 5 and 6 Units – with a total capacity of 1 ...

EDF switches off Cottam coal-fired power station for last ...

EDF Energy has shut down Cottam power station in Nottinghamshire. Since it started generating in 1968, EDF states the 2GW power station had burnt some 183m tonnes of coal to generate 500 terawatt hours of electricity across 1.1m generation hours. Around 140 people currently work at the site.

EDF Switches Off U.K.'s Cottam Coal Power Station After 50 ...

at Cottam Power Station The coal-fired Cottam power plant in Nottinghamshire, middle England, was built in 1969 and has been operated by London Energy (EDF Energy) since 1990. With a capacity of four 500 MW hard-coal-fired units, it supplies up to 4% of the UK's electric power need.

TABLE-UK power stations to close by end-2023 under new ...

The Cottam power station is scheduled to close in September this year. Credit: Geograph Graham Hogg Ratcliffe-on-soar, Nottinghamshire. The third of the Nottinghamshire coal power plants, Ratcliffe-on-soar has the highest capacity producing 2.1GW and is owned by Germany energy company Uniper.

EDF Energy will close coal-fired power station as firm ...

Sep 30, 2019· EDF Energy has announced it is set to close its coal-fired power station at Cottam in Nottinghamshire. The energy supplier said the closure of the 2GW plant – six years earlier than expected by unions and employees – reflects the "challenging market conditions over the last few years and the context of the drive to decarbonise electricity generation".

Cottam, EDF, England - Siemens Energy AG

Following the closure of Eggborough power station in September 2018, there were just six dedicated coal-fired plants left in the UK including Cottam. Coal has been making up a shrinking share of electricity generation in the UK, ahead of the Government's deadline to phase it out by October 2025.

Cottam coal-fired power station turned off for final time ...

UK coal: Cottam power station — closed 30 September 2020 Cottam Power Station is now closed (Credit: EDF Energy) Owner EDF Energy confirmed on 7 January 2019, that the power station would close on 30 September 2019, after more than half a century of generating power. The company cited "challenging conditions" as the reason.

Cottam Power station | EDF

Cottam power station is a decommissioned coal-fired power station.The site extends over 620 acres of mainly arable land and is situated at the eastern edge of Nottinghamshire on the west bank of the River Trent at Cottam near Retford.The larger coal-fired station, was decommissioned by EDF Energy in 2019 in line with the UK's goal to meet its zero-coal power generation by 2025.

Blow for coal as EDF to shut 'uneconomical' 2GW Cottam ...

Cottam's closure will leave EDF with just the one remaining coal powered plant in the UK, the 2GW West Burton A facility, which was commissioned a year prior to Cottam. When Cottam closes its doors on 30 September, the UK's coal fleet will stand at around 9.4GW, however Drax plans to convert its 5 and 6 Units – with a total capacity of 1 ...


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