Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Stations: An Historical Overview

Author(s): Wayne D Cocroft

This report provides a brief overview of natural gas-fired Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power stations in England. The majority date from the early 1990s and are associated with the deregulation of the electricity industry at that date and the socalled ‘dash for gas’ to quickly provide generation capacity for new companies entering into the energy market. Today, natural gas provides about 40% of the fuel used in United Kingdom power stations to generate electricity (BEIS 2019, 65). The main body of research for this report was completed in early 2020, however, given fluctuations in the energy market and plant obsolescence information on individual plant can quickly become outdated.

Report Number:
Research Report
Industrial Heritage


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