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Written - RWE Proposed Power Station At Pembroke

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Andew Davies, Minister For Enterprise, Innovation And Networks
RWE  submitted a Section 36 application, under the Electricity Act 1989, to the Department of Trade and Industry for a proposed 2,000 MW gas-fired power station at Pembroke in 2005. The plant would be located at the site of the Company’s former oil-fired power station and would be fuelled by gas from the Milford Haven LNG terminals.  There are a range of issues which need to be resolved before consent could be granted.

The £800M investment could create 1,500 construction jobs and 160 permanent skilled jobs.

The plant would be the largest power station in Wales and would go some way to addressing the shortage of generating capacity in South Wales where electricity prices are amongst the highest in the UK.  

RWE has also identified a potential site for the proposed power station in Nottinghamshire for which planning permission has been obtained.  The Company has stated that Pembroke is the preferred location.