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EDF Plans U.K. Fossil Fuel Exit With Sale of Gas Station

  • Utility announces sale of gas plant to private equity firm EIG
  • Disposal marks progress in 3 billion-euro asset-sale plan
West Burton A power station.

West Burton A power station.

Source: EDF

Electricite de France SA will no longer operate any fossil fuel-fired power generation in Britain after it announced the sale of its West Burton B gas-fired power station.

The sale, to private equity firm EIG Global Energy Partners LLC, comes after the French utility said last month it plans to close West Burton A coal station in September 2022, leaving just nuclear and renewable capacity in its U.K. portfolio.