Existing Coal-Fired Power Stations
UK gov closure deadlines for all Oct'25.
1) West Burton A, on the River Trent near Gainsborough, Lincolnshire and near Retford, Nottinghamshire. Owned by EDF (Electricitie de France). Decommission date by end Sept'22. 4 turbines producing 2000MW. 2GW. Commissioned 1967. 9.21mt CO2 in 2014. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Burton_power_stations . However, from 1st Jul'22 as part of UKgov's so called "Energy Security Strategy" Ensuring security of electricity supplies for winter 2022 to 2023 includes letters from the BEIS Secretary of State to the National Grid Electricity System Operator and West Burton A to temporarily extend operation until Mar'23. UK close to deal with EDF to keep coal-fired power station open | Energy industry | The Guardian
2) Ratcliffe-on-Soar, Nottinghamshire. Owned by Uniper (E.oN's fossil-fuel assets company). 2000MW. 2GW Commissioned 1968. Decommission date Sept'24. 9.22mt CO2 in 2014. Site of Camp for Climate Action Mass Action in 2009 and subsequent large failed action undermined by undercover cop, causing trial to collapse and - ultimately leading to ongoing Undercover Policing Inquiry. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratcliffe-on-Soar_Power_Station.
3) Kilroot, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Owned by EPH. 0.52GW. Commissioned 1981. "Decommission" date 2023 but to be converted to natural gas in time for 2023 capacity market. 2.15mt CO2 in 2014. Kilroot is NOT on the UK National Grid network and is integrated with the energy network for the Republic of Ireland. (There are two coal fired power plants on the island of Ireland, Kilroot and Moneypoint).
4) Drax, North Yorkshire. Owned by Drax. From 1st Jul'22 as part of UKgov's so called "Energy Security Strategy" Ensuring security of electricity supplies for winter 2022 to 2023 letters from the BEIS Secretary of State to the National Grid Electricity System Operator and Drax show agreement to temporarily extend the operation of their coal fired units till Mar'23. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/jul/06/drax-agrees-to-extend-life-of-coal-fired-power-units-over-winter . They had been due to close Sept'22. Drax said the units “will not generate commercially for the duration of the agreement and only operate if and when instructed to do so by National Grid”.