Energy Minister officially opens new gas power station
- Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and Jesse Norman MP
- Part of:
- UK energy security, UK and the Commonwealth, and Energy infrastructure
- First published:
- 13 March 2017
A new gas-fired power station in Carrington, Greater Manchester, was officially opened today by the Energy Minister Jesse Norman.
Operated by Carrington Power, a subsidiary of ESB, the site is located 12km south of Manchester City Centre and uses natural gas to generate enough power to meet the electricity needs of more than one million homes in the Greater Manchester area.
The project’s approach to sustainability was shortlisted for a UK corporate responsibility award in 2014. The Manchester Ship Canal and the River Mersey run alongside the power station, and during construction barge transport was used for heavy loads such as gas turbines.
Energy Minister Jesse Norman said:
This welcome investment by ESB in Carrington is already delivering secure electricity to over a million homes and businesses.
New power stations like this complement low-carbon wind and solar renewable energy by providing reliable electricity all year round, whatever the weather or time of day. And this investment has created skilled jobs for the area as well.
Published: 13 March 2017