Irish utility ESB to build 1,500 MW gas-fired power plant

Irish utility ESB plans to invest 750 million pounds (US$1.2 billion) to build a new 1,500-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Britain, reports Reuters.

The new power facility will be equipped with combined-cycle gas turbines and located on a former chemical works site at Knottingley near Leeds, according to the article.

Construction is slated to begin in 2015 with operations projected to start in 2018.

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