King’s Lynn power station open for business


386MW gas-fired power station in Norfolk is ready to support the industry move towards renewable energy sources following a major redevelopment.

Jorge Pikunic, Managing Director of Centrica Business Solutions, commented: “The speed and flexibility of King’s Lynn supports the transition to a renewable-led energy system, helping balance the grid during gaps in generation caused by the intermittency of renewables.

“It does so as efficiently as possible which is vital as we transition to a low carbon energy system.”

The project breathed new life into the formerly mothballed site with an installation of a new gas turbine and the refurbishment of the power station.

King’s Lynn is capable of producing enough power to meet the needs of 400,000 households, almost all the homes in Norfolk.

The project, which took almost three years to complete, was developed by Centrica in partnership with Siemens.