Eggborough’s 2000 MW coal-fired power plant, UK, has announced the signing of a contract with National Grid, enabling the plant to stay open until March 2017. The contract comes under the Supplemental Balancing Reserve (SBR) scheme, which is in place in order to provide back up power next winter.
Eggborough is able to provide approximately 4% of the UK’s total energy. In 2015, the plant was deemed unsustainable and closure was expected. This contract safeguards more than 200 jobs at the Yorkshire power plant for the next year.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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