Ferrybridge Power Station :: Shared Description
The Ferrybridge power stations are a series of three coal-fired power stations situated on the River Aire
in West Yorkshire. The first station on the site, Ferrybridge A power station, was constructed in the mid-1920s, and was closed as the second station, Ferrybridge B power station, was brought into operation in the 1950s. The A station has been retained since it closed. In the 1960s, Ferrybridge C power station was opened with a generating capacity of 2000 megawatts, which at the time was the largest of any power station in the UK. The B and C stations operated together until the B station's closure in the 1990s. The B station has since been demolished.
Ferrybridge C power station is currently the only power station operating on the site. Since 2004 is operated by Scottish and Southern Energy plc. It is capable of co-firing biomass and is currently being fitted with Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) plant. There are plans to build a fourth, D station on the site.
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Created: Thu, 12 Jul 2012, Updated: Thu, 12 Jul 2012
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