RWE given go-ahead to build giant gas fired power plant in UK's Derbyshire

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has given the go-ahead for RWE npower proposals to construct a GBP1bn ($1.62bn), 2400 MW gas fired power plant at Willington, South Derbyshire.
 
The plans are for a new power station comprising of up to four combined-cycle gas turbine generating units, each around 500 MW in capacity, and four open cycle gas turbine generating units with a combined capacity of 400 MW – bringing a total capacity of up to 2400 MW.
 
If built, the CCGT plant would take about three years to construct, and will be located on the site of the former Willington A and B power stations which closed in the 1990s. This brings the total new capacity consented by DECC since May 2010 to 5456 MW.
 
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