[Google Maps] Shoreham gas power plant
Scottish power company ScottishPower announced on Tuesday that it has completed the sale of its traditional generation business to British electrical power generation company Drax Group for £702 million in cash, resulting in ScottishPower becoming the first integrated energy company in the UK to shift completely from coal and gas to wind power…
Note that the Shoreham plant won’t be decommissioned, so no short term climate advantages are realized here. But the signal is clear:
This makes ScottishPower the first vertically integrated UK energy company to exit coal and gas electricity generation and the first to transition to being powered entirely by renewable energies.
ScottishPower can set itself up as a “100% green power company” and expand its customer base accordingly.
[scottishpower.com] – 100% Green Generation for ScottishPower with Sale of Remaining Gas Plant
[cleantechnica.com] – ScottishPower Ditches Remaining Gas Plants In Move To 100% Wind
[deepresource] – World-Record Pumped-Hydro Storage for Scotland?
[Google Maps] – Location Southern England (not Scotland)