Consultations on closing the remaining operational capacity at a coal-fired power station in Warrington, which employs almost 160 staff, have begun.
SSE has completed a review of Fiddler’s Ferry Coal-Fired Power Station and has proposed ceasing operations by 31 March 2020.
The facility is the only remaining operational coal-fired station in SSE’s fleet. In March 2019, the company announced the closure of Fiddler’s Ferry Unit 1.
It noted that in recent years, a number of factors have weighed heavily on the viability of the asset.