Starting from October 2024, Great Britain will discontinue coal-based electricity generation. The closure of the Cottam Power Station, a coal-powered facility, occurred in 2019.
There is a growing demand for electricity, and the United Kingdom faces some of the highest electricity costs in Europe. Consequently, there is a clear need for energy sources that are both cost-effective and sustainable while ensuring reliability.
The decommissioning of the Cottam Power Station presents a unique opportunity to rejuvenate the region with clean and renewable energy. The Cottam Solar Project is designed to provide power to approximately 180,000 households, replacing 30% of the former coal station's capacity. This project aligns with national carbon reduction objectives, contributing to the goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.
The Cottam Solar Project proposals have now progressed to the Examination Stage.
Information on the proposals, can be found here: https://www.cottamsolar.co.uk/