Britain Needs 30 Gas Plants by 2025 to Fill Power Supply Gap

  • Electricity demand may exceed supply by 55% in nine years
  • Imports put U.K. supply at mercy of markets, engineers say

An employee checks piping in the main turbine hall at a gas fired power station. The U.K. must build the equivalent of 30 gas-fired power plants by 2025 to fill a gap in electricity supply as coal and nuclear stations close.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The U.K. must build the equivalent of 30 gas-fired power plants by 2025 to fill a gap in electricity supply as coal and nuclear stations close.

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