Equinor and SSE Plan to Jointly Develop Two Low-Carbon Power Stations in UK
By Dominic Chopping
Equinor ASA and SSE PLC said Thursday that they plan to jointly
develop two low-carbon power stations in eastern England's Humber
region, comprising a power station with carbon capture and storage
technology and a 100% hydrogen-fuelled power station.
The agreement between Equinor and SSE's flexible generation and
energy storage unit, SSE Thermal, will see the companies develop
the Keadby 3 and Keadby Hydrogen power stations to replace older,
Keadby 3 would be a 900-megawatt power station fuelled by
natural gas and fitted with carbon capture technology to remove the
carbon dioxide from its emissions. The captured CO2 would then be
transported using shared pipelines before being stored under the
southern North Sea.
The development consent application for Keadby 3 could be
submitted in spring 2021 and potentially come online by 2027.
Keadby Hydrogen power station would have a peak demand of 1,800
megawatts of hydrogen, producing zero emissions at the point of
combustion, and could come online before the end of the decade, the
Both projects are in the development stage and final investment
decisions will depend on the progress of policy frameworks, they
SSE Thermal and Equinor are also developing options for hydrogen
blending at SSE Thermal's Keadby 2 project and they said they also
intend to collaborate on projects elsewhere in the U.K.
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