years into production, the Longannet power station will be switched off some time around 3 PM. Its owner, Scottish Power, said the high cost of connecting to the grid was to blame.
Year the plant went online. It is located on the banks of the Forth in Fife.
Installed capacity of the power plant and for some time, was the largest power station in Europe.
home, powered by the plant each year.
177 million tonnes
of coal used by the plant during its lifetime along with 2.7 million tonnes of heavy fuel oil and 2.4 million cubic metres of natural gas.
cubic metres of cooling water from the Firth of Forth has also passed through the power station.