Knottingley Power

This website provides information on Knottingley Power’s plan to develop a modern and efficient Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power station at the site of the former Oxiris Chemical works, east Knottingley, Yorkshire.

The proposed CCGT power station will use natural gas, the same fuel that is used by many people for cooking and heating homes across the UK, to produce electricity. You can read more about our plans here. You can keep up-to-date with the project by visiting our News Page.

A new gas fired CCGT power station at Knottingley will bring many benefits to the local community as well as being a source of affordable, secure and clean electricity supply for up to two million homes.

As the project develops we will ask local people to have their say and give their thoughts on our proposals. More information on how we consult with local people can be found here. You can also find out more about who Knottingley Power is here.

Latest Update:

Important statement on the outcome of the Energy Market Capacity Auction - 

Knottingley Power Limited (KPL) confirms that it is currently unable to go ahead with proposals to build a new power station in Knottingley in 2018 due to the results from the recent capacity auction.

The auction cleared at a price of £8.40/kw, a third of the 2017 auction price. Our prospective 1500MW Knottingley Project is not viable at this price and so KPL did not accept a contract to construct the power station this year, as with 2017. Therefore construction of the project will not proceed in 2018.

Knottingley Power Limited welcomes the overwhelmingly supportive response we have received from residents and local agencies in regards to the project – we hope to maintain a level of contact with residents and officials going forward to keep you informed.  Once KPL take ownership of the site, we will take measures to secure the proposed building site, complete outstanding works and update immediately affected parties.  We will provide further updates should any significant changes occur on the project.

We thank you for your cooperation and support at this time.