Worcester,
18
February
2015
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00:00
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Littlebrook Power Station hosting community drop in sessions

The 1,140 MW oil-fired Littlebrook Power Station in Kent, is scheduled to cease operations on the 31 March and close. The station was opted out of the Large Combustion Plant Directive (LCPD) in 2008 meaning that it had to close by the end of 2015 or after 10,000 hours of operation.In Spring 2014 RWE announced that due to difficult market conditions the main units would close earlier than originally predicted.

In order to give local people an opportunity to find out more about upcoming activities at the station and what’s involved in its closure, two drop-in sessions are being held.

At the drop-in sessions you will have the opportunity to meet members of the Littlebrook decommissioning team and reflect on the history of 75 years of electricity generation at the site. We will also be on hand to answer any questions you might have about the closure and eventual demolition of the power station.

The events will be taking place, on the following dates and you are warmly invited to attend:

Tuesday 24th February
St Edmund’s Church,
The Living Well Centre,
Temple Hill,
Dartford, DA1 5ND
11am - 7pm

Wednesday 25th February
The Nucleus,
Bridge Estate,
Dartford, DA1 5PF
11am - 4pm

Construction started on Littlebrook D Power Station in 1976 and it holds the record for the largest electricity production output of any 2,000 MW station in the UK within any one year. This record generation was during its operational time as a three unit station during the UK miners’ strike. More recently, the station has played an important role in providing electricity during times of peak demand. Littlebrook is the last major non gas-fired power station to close in the Greater London area.

The original Littlebrook A Power Station first started generating electricity in 1939. The current station is the fourth to be built on the site, and began commercial operation in 1981.