The Fiddler’s Ferry coal-fired power station officially closed its doors in Cheshire yesterday after almost 50 years of operation, as the UK’s shift towards lower cost green energy sources continues apace. The 2MW power plant first began generating electricity in 1973 and at its peak provided enough electricity for around two million homes. But it was last year earmarked for closure by SSE, citing losses of £40m at the facility during the previous financial year. The move came on the same day as RWE also officially closed the 1,560MW Aberthaw coal plant in Wales, completing a closure process that was announced last summer.
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