Fawley Power Station
Fawley is an oil-fired power station located on the western shore of Southampton water in Hampshire which began operation in 1972 and closed in March 2013.
Fawley was one of the most efficient oil fired power stations in the UK - the station had the capacity to generate 1,000MW of electricity for the National Grid System, enough power to meet the needs of over 1 million households.
Fawley operated as an opted out station under the Large Combustion Plant Directive (LCPD). This meant it had 10,000 hours to operate between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2015. Although the main units at this power station have closed as a result of the LCPD, the station has retained 70 MW of existing open cycle gas turbine generation.
We are considering a range of options for the future of the site, and in June 2011 we announced that we were investigating the possibility of developing a new distillate oil-fired open cycle gas turbine (OCGT) plant at our Fawley site. We have decided not to progress these plans at present but continue to review our options for the site. For more information click here.