EDF Energy to close coal-fired station at Cottam

EDF Energy has announced that generation will end at its 2000MW Cottam coal-fired station on 30 September. Its remaining coal-fired station, 2000MW West Burton A, has Capacity Market agreements in place for three of the four units util September 2021. EDF Energy said it will review the future of that station beyond that date.

It said the decision reflects the challenging market conditions over the last few years and the context of the drive to decarbonise electricity generation.

EDF recently installed 49MW of  battery storage at the  West Burton site. Alongside this is the West Burton B CCGT, EDF Energy’s only gas fired power station, which has three units with a combined output of 1332MW.

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