LONDON Jan 6 Scottish and Southern Energy
(SSE.L) is able to operate its 2,000-megawatt Fiddler's Ferry
power station full time after commissioning flue gas
desulphurisation (FGD) equipment at the station in December, the
company said on Tuesday.
The number of hours the coal-fired power plant in England
could generate electricity was limited last year by European
environmental regulations, but it can now run whenever needed.
"This means there will no longer be any restrictions on the
hours the station can run," the company said in a statement.
FGD work at the company's Ferrybridge power station,
covering 1,000 MW of the capacity at the plant, is less well
advanced, however, and the company has applied to extend its
temporary operating permit for the plant until Feb. 7.
(Reporting by Daniel Fineren)