West Burton A and B power stations

West Burton A coal-fired power station and West Burton B CCGT gas-fired power station, located near Retford in Nottinghamshire

West Burton A power station

West Burton A is a coal-fired power station near Retford in Nottinghamshire.

  • Plant Manager: Steve Pace
  • Units: 4 Units and 4 turbines
  • Total supply to the national grid: 2000MW
  • Start of construction: 1961
  • Start of generation: 1966
  • End of generation: scheduled for September 2022

West Burton B CCGT power station

EDF has signed a binding agreement for the sale of West Burton B to EIG

West Burton B CCGT is EDF's only gas-fired power station. It has three combined cycle units capable of generating enough electricity for approximately 1.5 million UK homes.

  • Station Manager: Mike Nason
  • Number of Combine Cycle Gas Turbines: Three units with a combined output of 1332MW
  • Gas connection: 19KM gas pipeline to supply gas to the site
  • Start of construction: 2008
  • Start of generation: 2013
  • People: Approximately 65 full time EDF employees, plus additional supplier partner support employed during station outage
West Burton Site

West Burton C

EDF recently secured a Development Consent Order for a new gas-fired peaking plant power station of up to 299 megawatts (MW) at the existing West Burton Power Station site, known as West Burton C.

This development consent will transfer to EIG under the terms of the sale of the West Burton B CCGT.

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Contact West Burton

EDF Energy West Burton Power Station, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 9BL

  • West Burton A
    • Reception: 01427 882100
    • Community requests: Richard Renshaw - 01427 882067
    • Media requests: Martyn Butlin - 01524 863565
  • West Burton B
    • Reception: 01777 274689
    • Community Requests: Laura Baxter 01777 274694
    • Media Requests: Katy Jarvis-Morgan 07875119263 or Kate Cusick 07875113935

Power station - West Burton A

Cottam and West Burton A are coal-fired power stations near Retford in Nottinghamshire, capable of generating enough electricity for approximately 7.5 million UK homes. 

Power station - West Burton B CCGT

West Burton B CCGT is a gas-fired power station in Nottinghamshire. It has three open-cycle gas turbines capable of generating enough electricity for approximately 1.5 million UK homes.

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Format: 26/07/2021
Format: 26/07/2021
Pictured: Christine Horrocks school Principal, Andy Powell from EDF Energy, Ashley Jones DT teacher and Claire Stephen Assistant Faculty Leader for DT.
Thursday, June 11, 2020

Laser cutter donated to local school

A Retford school's efforts to support the NHS have been boosted thanks to a donation of a new laser cutting machine donated by EDF’s local power stations West Burton A, West Burton B and Cottam. 

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