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.