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Severn

  • Location: Newport, Gwent, Wales  

  • Year commissioned: 2010

  • Construction cost: £600 million

  • Max capacity: 850 MW 

  • Fuel type: Natural gas

  • Technology type: Combined cycle 

  • Interconnection: Uskmouth 275 kV

  • Operating status: Mothballed

Industrial companies and energy suppliers: if you need clean, reliable electricity, Severn and Sutton Bridge combined cycle power plants can be contracted for less than 1.8 pence per kilowatt-hour per year (plus fuel and carbon costs).

Due to the UK’s energy market structure, Severn and Sutton Bridge operated at substantial losses for years before ultimately entering administration in June 2020. The plants could no longer afford to provide reliable electricity for the people of the UK and, in August 2020, were forced to enter an indefinite non-operational ("mothball") state.

Despite the recent extreme volatility in the UK energy market, the plants have not been contracted and remain in an idle state. Having exited administration in March 2021, Severn and Sutton can be contracted for less than 1.8 pence per kilowatt-hour per year (plus fuel and carbon costs).

 

Sutton Bridge 

  • Location: Lincolnshire, East Anglia, England 

  • Year commissioned: 1999 / 2016 (upgrade)

  • Construction cost: £337 million / £45 million

  • Max capacity: 850 MW 

  • Fuel type: Natural gas

  • Technology type: Combined cycle 

  • Interconnection: Walpole 400 kV

  • Operating status: Mothballed

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If you are interested in learning more about these plants, please email enquiries@ukpowerplants.co.uk