Operating the UK's most Efficient and Flexible Thermal Plants
ESB invested more than £800m in the development of the UK's most efficient thermal plant in Carrington, near Manchester.
The 884MW gas fired power station is also one the UK's most flexible plant with the ability to allow renewables such as wind and solar onto its system at any given time. The station is the first large scale gas fired power plant to come online in Great Britain since 2013 and can power more than one million homes and businesses in the Greater Manchester area.
Do you want to see how electricity is generated in Carrington?
Click here to view an interactive animation of Carrington Power Station.