SSE Thermal’s Keadby 2 Power Station in North Lincolnshire has an efficiency of around 63 per cent, making it the most efficient plant of its type in the UK and Europe - and one of the most efficient in the world. It entered into commercial operations in March 2023.

The station represents a vital next step in the UK’s journey to net zero, with plans already in place for the next generation of low-carbon power stations situated at Keadby. In addition, work is underway to explore how to decarbonise the 893MW Keadby 2 further, with the potential to blend hydrogen into the plant as a first step.

Construction on Keadby 2 – which is a combined-cycle gas turbine plant – began in August 2018 with Siemens Energy partnering with SSE Thermal to deliver the landmark power station.

Within the plant is the world-leading Siemens Energy 9000HL 50Hz turbine, which is the most efficient on the market with cutting-edge 3D printed parts in its design. With the ability to reach full power in just 30 minutes, Keadby 2 will provide important flexibility for the electricity system, complementing the increasing amounts of renewable generation on the grid. It has already been providing power to the grid during the commissioning phase.

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