EDF Energy has announced it will stop electricity generation at Cottam Power Station, in Nottinghamshire, on September 30, writes Chris Booth.
The coal-fired 2,000MW facility is one of two EDF power stations in North Nottinghamshire, and although West Burton ‘A’ will remain open, the company says Cottam will not be ‘economically viable’ beyond the end of September.
The decision is blamed on ‘challenging market conditions’ and the drive to decarbonise electricity generation in the UK.
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