Peterhead power station secures capacity contracts

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) announced on 9 August that it has reached an agreement with RWE Generation UK for the transfer of Capacity Market contracts from RWE’s Aberthaw B Power Station to SSE’s Peterhead Power Station.

The gas-fired power station will secure contracts for 2019/20 and 2020/21 for its full capacity market volume; it already holds contracts for capacity for 2018/19 and 2021/22.

Stephen Wheeler, SSE’s Managing Director of Thermal Energy, said: “We’re delighted to have reached this agreement with RWE for the transfer of Capacity Market contracts to Peterhead. This agreement means the station will be contracted through to September 2022, helping to safeguard customers’ power supplies by offering flexible and reliable generation capacity.”


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