Kingsnorth cleaner coal plant
E.ON is planning to replace the existing coal-fired units at Kingsnorth Power Station with two new cleaner coal units.
We have submitted an application to Government for an investment to build two high efficiency units using the latest in 'supercritical' technology to produce power from coal far more efficiently and far more cleanly than ever before in the UK.
If approved, these coal-fired units would produce enough electricity to supply around 1.5m homes. Rated at 800MW each, the new units would be around 20 per cent more efficient than the existing power station's units, allowing for a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of almost two million tonnes a year when compared to current plant performance.
Project Manager Adrian Smith said: "If built, these units would be the first new coal build in the UK for over 20 years and could set a new benchmark for cleaner coal-fired generation in the UK."
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