ScottishPower wins approval for 1000MW gas-fired power plant in Kent

 By Dorothy Davis 

U.K. Energy minister, Charles Hendry, announced the Department of Energy and Climate Change has granted approval to ScottishPower for the construction of the 1000-megawatt (MW) Damhead Creek 2 gas-fired power plant in Kent.

The new combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant will be developed near ScottishPower’s existing 800 MW Damhead Creek gas-fired facility.

Roger Seshan, Commercial Development Director at ScottishPower, said in a release: “We are pleased to have received consent from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) for a new 1000 MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine power station next to our existing Damhead Creek plant, near Hoo in Medway. 

“This is a major achievement and an important milestone for the proposed project. Our immediate plans will see further development work carried out at the site in the coming months. This will fully establish our plans for the site and determine the future timetable for the project.” 

Upon completion the Damhead Creek 2 CCGT power plant will generate enough electricity to power nearly 1.5 million homes.

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