Destec contracts to link new site into national grid

Destec Energy Inc., USA, has signed a 20-year contract with the National Grid Co., the electric transmission authority of England and Wales, to provide for the connection of a power plant to be sited in Indian Queens, Cornwall.

The fuel-oil-fired project will be designed to provide 140-MW of electric peaking capacity and to provide reactive power support to the national grid. The project is expected to secure construction financing by early 1996 with commercial operation anticipated in late 1996.