Calon Energy – system-critical independent power producer in the UK
Calon Energy is a leading independent power producer (IPP) in the UK, with a 2.3GW system-critical CCGT portfolio. Calon operates within a strong market backdrop, characterized by a supportive regulatory framework (including a Capacity Market mechanism) and favourable market dynamics for CCGTs, as the UK power system transitions to a more intermittent and inflexible generation mix. Calon’s portfolio consists of three modern, highly-efficient operational CCGT plants and a premier CCGT/OCGT development project:
- Baglan Bay Power Station, Port Talbot
- Sutton Bridge Power Station, Lincolnshire
- Severn Power Station, Newport
- Willington Development Site, Derbyshire
With it’s Head Office at Severn Power Station, where most employees are based, Calon Energy plays an essential part in the UK energy mix.
Kevin McCullough, Chief Executive, said
“It is important that all of us, as energy consumers, get the lowest prices possible.
However, it is equally important that the UK has a secure and sustainable energy sector and as a smaller, but highly flexible, gas-fired generator we are in a strong position to support efficient energy supply to UK consumers at peak times.”
Notes to Editors:
Baglan Bay Power Station
Baglan Bay Power Station is a gas powered Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) which has a maximum capacity of 582MW (post replant). It is situated near Port Talbot in South Wales. Construction commenced in 2000 with commissioning completed in 2003. The replant, expected to be completed in 2022, will significantly enhance the plant at half the cost and a third of the time of building a comparable new-build CCGT.
Baglan Bay Power Station was commissioned in 2004 and at the time of its construction was one of the world’s most advanced CCGTs. It now has a thermal efficiency of 56.6% (increasing to 58.4% with the planned replant in 2022).
The station was acquired by MPF Holdings Limited (now Calon Energy) in October 2012.
Sutton Bridge Power Station
Sutton Bridge Power Station is a gas powered Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) which has a maximum capacity of 850MW. It is adjacent to the River Nene, approximately 3km from Sutton Bridge in Lincolnshire, England.
The station was constructed for Enron before being purchased by EDF Energy in 2000, It was acquired by MPF Holdings Limited (now Calon Energy) in March 2013.
The station was acquired by MPF Holdings Limited (now Calon Energy) in March 2013.
Following a major upgrade completed in 2017. Sutton Bridge currently has a thermal efficiency of 56.8%.
Severn Power Station
Severn Power Station is a gas powered Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) which has a maximum capacity of 850MW. It is located on land formally occupied by the demolished Uskmouth ‘A’ power station near Newport, South Wales.
Commercial operations commenced in November 2010. The station has enough capability to supply in the region of 1.5 million British households with power and is one of the most efficient gas fired power stations in the UK, with a thermal efficiency of 57.1% (increasing to 57.6% following the upgrade works planned for 2020-2021).
The station was acquired by MPF Holdings Limited (now Calon Energy) in December 2013.
For further information, please contact:
Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Calon Energy
Mobile: 07780 888 787