Two gas-fired power plants in Lincolnshire, England are facing the threat of closure, with the loss of around 150 jobs.

It follows the news that owner, Centrica, announced a 35 per cent fall in profits. Group chief executive Ian Conn said that warm weather and a drop in oil prices have contributed to the drop.

The Brigg gas-fired power plant provides around 240 MW of energy, while Killingholme almost trebles that with 665 MW.

Brigg power station is a gas/distillate combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power station and was built between January1991 and September 1993, when it started commercial operation.

The plant at Killingholme is also a combined cycle gas turbine power station, purchased by Centrica in 2004.

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