Cheap energy users in Bristol could receive power from a new gas-fired plant if plans get the go ahead.
ScottishPower's high efficiency combined-cycle gas turbine could be established near the city at Avon and is expected to be capable of generating between 900 and 1,200 megawatts.
Richard Escott, head of project development at the energy supplier, commented: "A number of power stations in the UK are due to cease operating from 2015 onwards and, in order to guarantee long-term security of electricity supplies, it is important that energy companies continue to look at the best options for replacing the electricity generation that will be lost."
This month will see the first stage of the proposals kick off with a consultation and the full planning application is set to be submitted by October 3rd this year.
Meanwhile, ScottishPower Renewables has won a Queen's Award for Sustainability from the Lord Lieutenant of Renfrewshire for its Whitelee wind farm.
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