Rugeley Power Station Marks End of Electricity Production
Rugeley Power Station in Staffordshire has ceased market operations, switching off its remaining generation unit today (Wednesday 8th June).
The closure, which was announced in February 2016 following consultation with employees and unions, was due to the deterioration in market conditions for UK coal-fired power generation and is in line with ENGIE’s strategy to move towards a less carbon-intensive energy system.
ENGIE would like to once again thank everyone at Rugeley for their contribution to its business, for their loyal service to the Power Station and the important part they have all played in its safe, successful operation over the years.
Rugeley Power Station: Update
In February 2016 ENGIE announced that its 1,000 MW Rugeley Power Station in Staffordshire was expected to cease market operations in early summer 2016. This decision was due to the deterioration in market conditions for UK coal-fired power generation and is in line with ENGIE’s strategy to move towards a less carbon-intensive energy system.
Following consultation with employees and unions, ENGIE is now confirming that Rugeley will cease operations by the end of June 2016.
ENGIE is planning a staged reduction in the number of employees on site in line with its decommissioning plan. There will be no compulsory redundancies before end of June. Outplacement support is being made available to all employees and, where possible, ENGIE continues to identify redeployment opportunities for Rugeley employees elsewhere across the bu...
ENGIE is today announcing that its 1,000 MW Rugeley Power Station in Staffordshire is expected to cease market operations in early summer 2016 due to the deterioration in market conditions for UK coal-fired power generation.
This closure will potentially lead to the loss of 150 jobs, subject to the outcome of an employee consultation exercise, and any further discussions with government bodies. During the consultation period, ENGIE will seek to identify redeployment opportunities elsewhere across the business, in line with the Group’s ongoing commitment to employees. A number of ongoing roles are expected to be required to support decommissioning and redevelopment of the site.
Unfortunately market conditions for UK coal plant have deteriorated rapidly in recent years, as a result of a continued fall in power prices on the back of commodity market decline, and increases in carbon costs. Under such conditions, t...
In October, Rugeley Power Station emitted materials from the station during a period of start-up following a return to service after upgrade works. In some instances traces of these materials have been evident on local resident’s cars, which were in close proximity to the power station.
We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to local residents and if you consider that you have been affected please contact Rugeley Power Station on 01889 572 100.
Should a specialist vehicle clean be required then we shall be routing these through our appointed technical partner called DAB. DAB are automotive industry researched and appointed. Through DAB members of the public will not be required to make any payment at any time and DAB will most likely be offered a complimentary transfer service to and from locations in Rugeley.