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Little encouragement for gas in UK capacity market auction

Thursday’s UK capacity market auction does not represent good news for the country’s gas-fired power industry, with just one combined cycle gas turbine new build power plant

UK plans for 53.8 GW in capacity market auction

The UK is set to hold three capacity market auctions this winter, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has said. 

UK capacity market changes shake energy storage sector

The UK has announced changes to its capacity market auctions that could significantly reduce the number of new energy storage projects able to participate.

Changes to UK capacity auctions shake energy storage sector

The UK has announced changes to its capacity market auctions that could significantly reduce the number of new energy storage projects able to participate.

Battery storage a winner in UK auction awards

The progress being made by battery storage technology was indicated by the awarding of contracts by the National Grid to several such projects in its capacity market auctions last week.

Why a perfect storm awaits UK power

The recently confirmed closure of all large UK coal-fired plants by 2025, along with the planned closure of older and less efficient gas-fired plants, means Britain should be investing in large-scale replacement capital power.

New Killinghome gas power plant to be entered into UK auction

C.GEN Killingholme Ltd, the developer of the 470MW North Killingholme gas-fired power station project, is aiming to enter it into the Government’s next Capacity Market Auction that will be held in December 2017. 

Auction contracts announced for UK power plants

Gas and coal-fired power plants secured the lion’s share of contracts announced by National Grid on Friday.
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E.ON confirms Killingholme gas-fired power plant closure

E.ON has confirmed the official closure of 900 MW Killingholme gas-fired power plant, citing market conditions.

Drax mulls coal to gas instead of biomass conversion

UK’s biggest power producer Drax is considering the conversion of its remaining coal-fired power units to gas, instead of biomass, as originally planned.

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