GAS POWER STATIONS
Our total gas stations’ generation capacity is 1940MW, which is enough to power nearly 2 million homes. All four of our gas power stations are combined cycle gas turbines or CCGTs for short. CCGT is a form of highly efficient energy generation technology that combines a gas-fired turbine with a steam turbine. The design uses a gas turbine to create electricity and then captures the resulting waste heat to create steam, which in turn drives a steam turbine significantly increasing the power output without any increase in fuel.
As more renewable energy is being generated our stations are now used more frequently to provide essential support services, help balance the national grid and to assist at peak demand times – changing from our traditional pattern of generation. Within our Thermal Group we also have our Hatfield Gas Storage facility which can store more than 42 million therms of gas at any one time. You can explore more about each of our sites by clicking on the links below.