Roosecote power station future under review
Last updated at 21:38, Friday, 20 July 2012
THE future of Centrica's gas fired power station in Roosecote is under review after it failed to secure a new contract to supply the National Grid.
National Grid today told Centrica it has been unsuccessful in securing a new short term operating reserve contract.
Recently the power station has operated under such a contract, providing power to the grid only when there is a national shortfall in generation capacity.
Centrica is now reviewing the future of the plant.
Responding to the news, Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock said: “This news will be deeply worrying for the many workers employed at the gas-fired power station at Roosecote."
A spokesman for Centrica said the company was "reviewing all options" regarding the future of Roosecote.
It is expected to make a final decision on the future of the power station in August.
Centrica has promised to support workers while the review is under way.
First published at 20:25, Friday, 20 July 2012
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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Why is there so much negativity to the Bio-mass proposal for Roosecote? surely to god any educated person would be able to work out that the Environmental Agency would not allow anything that the anti-bio mass people are suggesting it will be. Can the furness folk not see that they are spreading pure lies just to gain signatures on their petitions. I ask you, how many Elvis's will be on these petitions? The bio-mass plant will be built on the existing plant (no where else), the fuel will come in by boat (not by road) and it will be virgin chip (untreated wood).....i ask you do all the wood burning stoves that people have at home burn the same??.....i think not.....and what about the bio-mass proposal that has been passed by the local council for the new academy building that is vertially in Mr Guselli's back garden. No complaints heard there. Lets face it, it's good for the town and cleaner for the environment compared to what is being generated now......
Brilliant come back Barry. You seem to know me well... I'd really wish you could help me be a bit cleverer as apart from having a cheap pop at me, you haven't actually corrected any errors you clearly think I made in my earlier comment. I would just like to point out that I respect anyone's objection to the proposed biomass but do not try and tell me what to think when I know that the leaflets and scare tactics are false. If any NIMBY's want to educate us then tell us real stuff, not made up facts off wikipedia. And by the way, gas is pumped through pipes, that's how it reaches it's source and the compressors that do that use energy and put out emmisions. Bad stuff that is monitored and controlled by the environmental agency, so get over the whole gas is clean lie! Tony, find out the carbon footprint of a gas rig/terminal and you might reconsider your statement. I also don't see the argument in whether or not the biomass will have government funding. So what? Who cares? Why would that make any difference to the argument for building the thing here? Really, can someone who actually knows real facts tell us why it shouldn't be built?!!
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