Keith Anderson, Chief Corporate Officer at ScottishPower, said: “We are pleased to have received consent from the Scottish Government for a new 1000MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine power station on the site of our existing Cockenzie coal power plant, in East Lothian.
“This is a major achievement and an important milestone for the project. The current coal power station is reaching the end of its operational life and has to close by the end of 2015. In the meantime our plans for the gas station will see further development work carried out in the coming months. This will fully establish our plans for the site and determine the design and future timetable for the project.”
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