ESB has opened a new 884MW gas fired power station at Carrington near Manchester.
The £710m power station has already created 40 permanent jobs and is expected to provide electricity to over a million homes and businesses.
Ellvena Graham, chairman of ESB, said: “Carrington Power Station is a significant expansion in ESB’s operations in Great Britain and builds on our 25 year record of successful investments in the UK.”
ESB currently has 4,827MW of thermal and renewable generation assets in operation across Ireland and Great Britain. Alongside Carrington, ESB operates a 350MW gas generation plant in Corby and operates three onshore wind farms at Fullabrook (66MW), Mynydd y Betws (37.5MW) and West Durham (24MW).
ESB is also constructing a £190million, 40MW waste wood biomass plant at Tilbury in Essex in partnership with the Green Investment Bank which will commence operations later this year.
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