Documenting the decline of coal and oil fired electricity generation in the UK
Drax, the UK’s largest power station is situated in North Yorkshire, dwarfing the neighbouring village it is named after. It is situated on the River Ouse between Selby and Goole and has a generating capacity of 3,960 MW.
Generating electricity since 1972, Fawley was an oil fired power station on the western shore of Southampton Water in Hampshire. The station comprised 4 sets of 500MW Parsons generating units totalling 2GW capacity.
Electricity has been generated at Littlebrook since 1939 when the first Littlebrook Power Station was commissioned by the Kent Electric Power Company. Littlebrook 'D' commenced generating electricity in 1981.