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Combined-cycle gas turbine power plant

Little Barford power plant

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Power plant location Saint Neots, England
Power plant type Combined-cycle gas turbine power plant 
Net capacity 698 MW
Fuel Natural gas
Number of units 2 gas turbines, 1 steam turbine

Modern combined-cycle gas and steam turbine power plant

Little Barford is a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant with a net capacity of 698 MW. This is sufficient to meet the electricity demands of over half a million households. 

The plant has two gas turbines and one steam turbine. In 2012, we invested £100 million in Little Barford to make the plant considerably more efficient and environmentally friendly.  Emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) were reduced by 40% and the increased fuel efficiency of the plant will save the equivalent of 118,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) each year. 

The power plant began operation in 1996 and is located south of St. Neots on the Cambridgeshire/Bedfordshire border on the site of a former coal-fired power plant.

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