The Aberthaw B coal fired power station is to close. Owner RWE has proposed to close the 1,560MW plant on 31 March 2020.
The company will transfer its Capacity Market agreements for 2019/20 and 2020/21 to third parties and a small proportion to other units within RWE’s fleet. Roger Miesen, chief executive of RWE Generation said: “Market conditions made this decision necessary. I would like to thank all of our staff, past and present, who have contributed to the success of the station for so many years. Over the coming months we will complete the consultation process”.
Tom Glover, chief commercial officer of RWE Generation and RWE UK country chair, said: “With our flexible gas and biomass power station portfolio, RWE will remain an important player in the UK energy market.”
The details of the Capacity Market Agreement transfer remain confidential.