Didcot B Power Station
Didcot B is one of a new generation of highly efficient, gas-burning power stations. The station is powered by natural gas and uses the latest generating technology (combined cycle gas turbines - CCGT) to produce electricity. Didcot B can produce 1,360MW, enough power to meet the needs of 1 million households.
In 2011 we completed a £60 million project to increase the station’s efficiency to over 55%, one of the highest in the UK. This will also result in the station emitting less CO2 per unit of electricity we produce.
Didcot B began operation in 1997 and is located in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.
Didcot A Power Station
Didcot A was originally designed as a coal-fired station. Three of the four 500MW generating units have now been converted to dual-firing, enabling the station to use natural gas as an alternative to coal. In addition, the station has the capability to use biomass fuels such as sawdust and wood chips on all four units. As well as the main units, the station has four gas turbines capable of providing additional support to the National Grid system when required.
Didcot A began commercial operation in 1970 and operates as an opted out station under the Large Combustion Plant Directive (LCPD) and will close on March 31 2013.
To arrange a visit to Didcot, please contact the Power Stations Visit Coordinator by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org