The Gas Turbine is a GT26B single shaft configuration. Air is drawn in and compressed 30 times before mixing with natural gas. Low emission burners are used in two combustion chambers powering a single High Pressure and a 4 stage Low Pressure Turbine. Gas Turbine exhaust gas generates steam that is fed to a Steam Turbine before condensing in an Air Cooled Condenser - no water from the nearby waterways is used for cooling.
Situated within the M25, Enfield sits in an urban environment close to homes and businesses, every care is therefore taken to minimise our impact on the area. Including:
- Air cooled condensers have been installed on the site so as to reduce visible emissions plume from site.
- No water is abstracted from the River Lee, all station discharge is to the main sewer system.
Although this is an urban power station every care is taken to protect the environment it sits within.
Enfield is home to a tremendous range of birds including:
- Yellow wagtail
- Little ringed plover
- Peregrine falcon
The rare Black Redstart has also been spotted here and a number of water fowl reside on the River Lee.
Enfield has close relationships with a number of educational establishments in the area and hosts many site visits of students from the ages of nine to eighteen, with the station staff working with local schools to combine industry with the present educational curriculum.