Cottam Coal Power Station To Close

By Paul Homewood

 

h/t stewgreen/MrGrimNasty

 

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A coal-fired power station in Nottinghamshire is set to close, leaving hundreds of jobs at risk, its owners confirmed.

EDF Energy said the power station in Cottam would shut on 30 September because of "challenging market conditions".

Mike MacDonald, from the union Prospect, said it was a "huge blow to workers" and local people.

With 300 jobs at risk, unions said the news was not a shock but "premature".

Mr MacDonald said: "We had been led to believe the power station would be wound down by 2025, which would have given plenty of time to mitigate the £60m which will be lost from the local economy as a result."

He added that they now need reassurances from the company and government that they will work to minimise the impact of this closure.

A coal-fired power station in Nottinghamshire is set to close, leaving hundreds of jobs at risk, its owners confirmed.

EDF Energy said the power station in Cottam would shut on 30 September because of "challenging market conditions".

Mike MacDonald, from the union Prospect, said it was a "huge blow to workers" and local people.

With 300 jobs at risk, unions said the news was not a shock but "premature".

Mr MacDonald said: "We had been led to believe the power station would be wound down by 2025, which would have given plenty of time to mitigate the £60m which will be lost from the local economy as a result."

He added that they now need reassurances from the company and government that they will work to minimise the impact of this closure.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-47160040

 

Cottam failed to secure Capacity Market contracts for next winter or 2021/22, but may be hoping to blackmail the National Grid into awarding them a contract for SBR.

Cottam is rated at 2000MW, so will take a large chunk out of the current 13000MW of coal fired capacity.

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February 7, 2019 at 01:19PM

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