New gas power station in Lincolnshire given the go-ahead

New gas power station in Lincolnshire given the go-aheadEDF Energy has today been granted planning consent to construct a new gas power plant in Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, that will boost the trades and create new jobs.

Energy and Climate Change Minister Lord Bourne approved the development, which during construction will bring around 1,500 jobs to the area, with around 50 permanent positions once operational.

The station will produce up to 1800MW of electricity and will be capable of operating continuously throughout the year for up to 35 years.

Energy Minister Lord Bourne said:“We are working to deliver clean, affordable and secure energy supplies for hardworking families and businesses.

Continued investment in this vital industry – such as this new power plant – creates jobs but also helps keep the lights on as we move towards a cleaner energy future.”

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