Decc Capacity Market Auction & Trafford Power Gas-fired Power Project

14th December 2014

logos-TK-news-carlton-v1Stokesley, North Yorkshire:Carlton Power Limited is delighted to have secured a 15 year contract under the Department of Energy & Climate Change’s Capacity Market Auction which closed yesterday.  The outcome of the Auction will enable Carlton to proceed with the development of its Trafford Power project in Greater Manchester.


The Trafford project incorporates the latest GE gas turbine technology which will deliver class-leading efficiency and high flexibility which is essential  to support  intermittent renewable generation in the UK market. This, combined with an excellent EPC package, has enabled the project to compete effectively with old and less efficient plant and Carlton expects to start construction of the scheme in the middle of next year (2015).


The project is designed to provide 1.8GW of reliable capacity to the national grid which will operate on a flexible basis with frequent stops/starts and load changes to ensure the quality and security of electricity supplies from 2018.  The power station will be built around three GE 9HA gas turbines which are among the most flexible and efficient large-scale gas turbines currently available providing a thermal efficiency of over 61% and resulting in the lowest greenhouse gas emissions from any gas-fired generation in Europe.


The project will be built by a consortium of GE of the US and Ferovial and Technicas Reunidas of Spain.


For further information: 

Carlton Power

Mike Benson/Alan White – 01642 714570


Notes to Editors

  • Carlton Power is a leading independent power station developer based in Stokesley, North Yorkshire and has developed and managed projects in the UK and Europe since it was founded in 1995.  To date, Carlton Power has been involved in the construction of over 1800 MWs of installed electricity generating capacity and 4420 MW of consented plants in the UK.
  • The Trafford Power project is to be constructed on land next to ESBI’s Carrington Power in Greater Manchester and was granted Section 36 Approval in April 2010.


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