SSE Thermal is already investing £350m to construct the 840MW Keadby 2 Power Station, bringing first-of-a-kind, super-efficient gas turbine technology from Siemens Energy to the UK. When completed later this year, Keadby 2 will be the most efficient gas-fired power station in Europe, displacing older, more carbon-intensive generation, and providing vital flexibility to the electricity system. Keadby 2 has been designed with the potential to utilise CCS and hydrogen solutions to further decarbonise its electricity generation into the future. In March 2020, the station secured a 15-year capacity agreement, starting in October 2023, through the UK’s Capacity Auction process.
Throughout its lifetime, Keadby 2 is expected to contribute over £1bn to the UK economy, with nearly 50% of this in Yorkshire, the Humber and the East Midlands. You can find out more in SSE Thermal’s ‘Powering Progress’ report, which looks at the socio-economic impacts of the project.
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As well as providing vital low-carbon flexible power, the projects planned at Keadby can safeguard and create thousands of local jobs both through direct employment and the wider supply chain. Crucially, these low-carbon power stations can act as anchor projects for the deployment of shared CCS and hydrogen transport and storage infrastructure in the region, which will in turn support the decarbonisation of industrial activity and other hard-to-reach sectors. This will be essential in both the UK’s transition to net zero carbon emissions, and for securing continued investment and high-quality jobs in the Humber in the decades ahead.
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Low-carbon power stations can act as anchor projects for the deployment of shared CCS and hydrogen transport and storage”
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