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EON’s Gas-Fueled Plant in Grain, U.K. Starts Selling Power

June 13 (Bloomberg) -- A unit at EON AG’s natural gas-fueled power station at the Isle of Grain in southeast England started, grid data show.

One unit started commercial production today, Jonathan Smith, a Coventry, England-based spokesman, said by telephone today. The 1,275-megawatt station started testing last October and was due to begin commercial power deliveries to the grid by the end of March.

Alstom SA, the world’s third-largest power-equipment maker, built the power station and said May 19 “technical issues” with generator transformers had delayed its completion. Alstom’s equipment is also used at RWE’s 1,700-megawatt Staythorpe plant near Nottingham, and its 2,000-megawatt Pembroke station in Wales.

Grain-8 at the three unit power station was producing about 423 megawatts as of 1:30 p.m. local time, grid data show. The waste heat from the power plant is planned to be piped for use at National Grid Plc’s nearby liquefied natural gas terminal.

To contact the reporter on this story: Catherine Airlie in London at cairlie@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Stephen Voss at sev@bloomberg.net

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