Eon to close 900MW Killingholme gas plant

Energy supplier Eon has decided to close its 900-megawatt combined-cycle gas turbine power plant in Lincolnshire, adding to concerns over loss of power sector capacity and threats to energy security

Energy supplier Eon has decided to close its 900-megawatt combined-cycle gas turbine power plant in Lincolnshire, adding to concerns over loss of power sector capacity and threats to energy security. 

The Killingholme B plant, built in 1993, has struggled to make a profit in recent years in the competitive energy market. But the deciding factor in the decision to close the plant was its failure to win National Grid contracts under the capacity market for back-up power and most recently under its supplemental balancing reserve. This contracts mothballed plants to act as generators of last resort (endsreport.com/46938). 

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