RWE is to close its 1.56GW Aberthaw B coal-fired power station in March 2020, taking the UK’s operational coal fleet down to four.
Coal continues to falter as SSE reveals plans to fully close Fiddler’s Ferry, its last remaining coal-fired power station.
Britain’s high carbon prices look set to drive more prolonged periods without coal generation, but the country is still reliant on coal power from overseas, energy analyst firm EnAppSys has claimed.
The UK has now gone a fortnight without coal, underpinning what has been a landmark month for the country’s energy mix.
Great Britain has completed a full week without coal generation, the first time it has done so since the Industrial Revolution in 1882.