Ironbridge power plant stops generating electricity

A power station in Shropshire is to permanently close after 46 years of generating electricity. Ironbridge Power Station, originally coal-fired, was converted to burn wood pellets to reduce emissions ahead of its planned closure this year. The historic plant was capable of generating up to 1,000MW from two units at full capacity but the output […]

Fire spells burn out for Ironbridge power plant unit

E.ON is closing a unit at its Ironbridge power station after a fire ravaged the turbine hall in February. Thirty firefighters are said to have fought the flames at the Shropshire plant on the banks of the River Severn. Damage to the 370MW unit was “so extensive” it is not “economically viable” to repair it, […]