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Hirwaun Power to participate in 2017 auction

The Open Cycle Gas Turbine (OCGT) development project of Drax Group participated in the December 2016 capacity market auction but exited above the clearing price. It is expected that Hirwaun Power will now go on to participate in the 2017 T-4 auction. Read the announcement. [...]
Last Updated (Dec 9 2016)


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Drax acquires Hirwaun Power

Drax Group plc has acquired four Open Cycle Gas Turbine (OCGT) development projects. The purchase of Hirwaun Power and three other OCGT developments in England and Wales was announced today as Drax, the FTSE-250 company based in Selby, North Yorkshire, revealed its new purpose and strategy. Hirw [...]
Last Updated (Dec 6 2016)


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Project Update

Hirwaun Power’s consented 299MW gas-fired generation project (on part of the Hirwaun Industrial Estate) did not secure a contract in the Government's recent Capacity Market Auction for future power generation (held in December 2015) and therefore the project will not proceed during the course of t [...]
Last Updated (Jan 8 2016)


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Hirwaun Power Secures Planning Permission - New Gas Fired Power Station Approved by Government

Hirwaun Power Ltd has secured consent from the Department of Energy & Climate Change for its £200m gas-fired power station project, near Aberdare in south Wales.  Subject to raising the necessary finance, it will enter commercial operation in 2019.  It will operate as a “peaking plant”, p [...]
Last Updated (Jul 23 2015)


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Planning Inspectorate accepts Hirwaun Power application

The Planning Inspectorate has accepted an application by Hirwaun Power Ltd for an Order Granting Development Consent for the proposed Hirwaun Power Station. The Inspectorate has decided that the application meets the standards required to be formally accepted for examination. This follows its con [...]
Last Updated (Apr 24 2014)


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Statutory consultation to begin on £200m power plant proposal for Hirwaun

Public exhibitions in five locations Leaflet to all households, businesses and civic groups Statutory consultation on a proposed gas-fired power plant on the Hirwaun Industrial Estate in Rhondda Cynon Taf begins this month (October 2013). Hirwaun Power Ltd (HPL), a UK power plant development [...]
Last Updated (Oct 10 2013)


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Jun 12, 20013 - £200m power station proposal for Hirwaun is announced

Hirwaun Power Ltd pledges full consultation with local communities A proposal to build a new gas-fired power station on the Hirwaun Industrial Estate in Rhondda Cynon Taf is announced today (12 June 2013). Hirwaun Power Ltd, a UK energy developer, says that its proposed scheme will inject tens [...]
Last Updated (Jun 12 2013)


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Public Exhibition

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Last Updated (Mar 7 2013)