RUGELEYPOWERSTATION UPDATE ON 26 AUGUSTNOISEEVENTANDCONTACTDETAILS
We have heard from some Rugeley residents and businesses, that their property has been affected by fall out following the incident at Rugeley Power Station on Tuesday 26 August 2014. As an environmentally conscious operator and according to our environmental management system, we take any comment from the public very seriously.
If you believe you have been impacted by fall out to your property, including any vehicles, please note a Help Line has been set up via our Insurers appointed Loss Adjusters, GAB Robins, and the number is
On Tuesday 26 August at 01:40 am, operators at Rugeley Power Station were carrying out routine on load testing of the safety systems on one of the boilers. Though the safety systems worked correctly, there was a problem with a hydraulic oil system that resulted in a sudden load reduction. Additional safety system functioned correctly which included operation of the re-heater boiler safety valves and release of steam, with associated noise. The boiler was subsequently shut down.
A number of resident in the vicinity of the power station heard the noise and were quite justifiably concerned. We would like to stress that the power station safety systems worked correctly and there was no risk to power station staff, members of the public and the environment. The weather conditions at that time may have accentuated the noise heard in the town. However, we would like to apologise if the noise disturbed your sleep.
The boiler has been returned to service on the same ...
There was a temporary loss of power supply from Rugeley Power Station at 19.45 on Friday 5th July 2013. This was caused by a fault on the high voltage grid system at a nearby substation, operated by National Grid, which triggered our automatic shutdown procedures. The power supply in the local area was out for around 8 minutes whilst alternative supplies were switched in by National Grid. The power station was returned to full service as quickly as possible. We will be conducting a full investigation into this incident with National Grid, who operate the high voltage grid system.
An innovative energy trail which will teach youngsters about eco-friendly ways
of generating power was launched in July at the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s
Headquarters HQ, the Wolseley Centre.
The trail, in the grounds of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s Wolseley Bridge visitor
centre, is made up of a number of features including a small wind turbine, solar panels
and a water wheel, which will be used to demonstrate sustainable energy to visiting
The project is the result of a partnership between the Trust and Rugeley Power
Station, who secured £15,000 towards the installation of the trail from International
Power’s Flagship Award.
A big thank you to the following schools who sent pupils to celebrate the launch:
Redbrook Hayes Primary and Churchfields Primary from Rugeley, The Croft Primary
in Armitage, Highfields Primary in Burntwood and St.Filumena’s from Caversawall.
This summer’s Nature Explorers play scheme once again proved to be another tremendous success for local school children. Twenty four signed up for the weeks activities which included trail laying, make wind flags, designing and racing mini rafts, games, shelter building, pond dipping, tree climbing and trying their hand in the coracles at Beaudesert Scout Camp.
The scheme, which was based at the Forestry Commission’s Forest Centre, would not have been possible this year without the support of three volunteers Lizzie Baxter, Hannah Galimore and Ben Leich. Their enthusiasm and ability to get stuck into all activities was fantastic. Thanks also to Dave Coles, engineer at Rugeley who volunteered on the Friday.
Georgia who has attended the scheme for 4 successive years said of the week , “Thank you to all the staff that helped Katie and a big thank you to Katie—I enjoyed every minute of it!
If you know anybody who is interested in working with children...