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Uniper Signs Deal With UK’s National Grid to Extend Life of Coal Unit

The Uniper coal-fired power station in Ratcliffe-on-Soar, UK.

The Uniper coal-fired power station in Ratcliffe-on-Soar, UK.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Uniper SE signed a deal with National Grid Plc to keep a unit at one of its UK coal plants available for longer than planned to help keep the lights on this winter.

One of four units at the Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station in central England was due to shut permanently this month, but will now be available during the coming winter and possibly beyond, the firm said in a statement on Thursday. The other three units also remain available.