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Unit One (490MW) and Unit Two (490MW) at Ferrybridge Power Station are opted out of the Large Combustion Plant Directive (LCPD) and are therefore required to close once they have used up their allowed 20,000 operating hours, or by the end of 2015 at the latest. These units are both expected to reach their 20,000 allowed operating hours limit before the end of the 2013/14 financial year. Each unit will cease operation immediately and permanently once the allowed hours limit has been reached.
The largest Carbon Capture (CC) pilot plant in the UK is now open at Ferrybridge.
The multifuel project is progressing well and is expected to be completed and generating its first electricity in early 2015.
The largest carbon capture pilot plant in the UK opened at Ferrybridge Power Station on 30 November 2011. A two year test programme was completed in December 2013.
The Ferrybridge carbon capture plant (CCPilot100+) in West Yorkshire completed its two year test programme in December 2013. The Project has made excellent progress against its original objectives, and the partners are currently assessing the data. Project partners are considering options for the carbon capture pilot plant now that testing has completed.