DECOMMISIONED SITES

Over the last few decades ScottishPower have been moving from coal fired generation to cleaner sources of energy.You can find more information on our most recently de-commissioned sites below. 

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LONGANNET POWER STATION

Was the last coal-fired power station in Scotland, situated on the north bank of the Firth of Forth, near Kincardine on Forth. At 2400 megawatts it had the highest generating capacity of any power station in Scotland. The station began generating electricity in 1972 and was the largest coal-fired station in Europe at that time. Longannet closed on 24 March 2016 and site decommissioning and demolition is currently underway. These works are expected to take up to 5 years.

ScottishPower are currently undertaking a public consultation exercise prior to submitting a Planning Application for the final capping of the remaining lagoons at Valleyfield.  Please click here to read the exhibition materials. Please feedback any comments or questions on the proposals at grantyoung@youngplanning.co.uk before 5th March 2018.

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COCKENZIE POWER STATION

Coal-fired electricity generation at Cockenzie Power Station ceased after more than 45 years on 15 March 2013. Since then ScottishPower has worked with our partners to demolish the site safely, including the ‘blow down’ of the famous Cockenzie chimneys which you can see in the video on the bottom. The future of the site is still to be finally decided, with a number of different plans and possibilities having been proposed.

DEMOLITION OF CHIMNEYS, COCKENZIE

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