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SSE to shutter 1 unit at Fiddler's Ferry coal-fired facility in UK

U.K.-based electric utility SSE PLC will shutter one of its four units at the Fiddler's Ferry coal-fired plant in Cheshire, England.

After the shutdown of the unit, Fiddler's Ferry's total capacity will decrease to 1,510 MW from the current total capacity of 1,995 MW. The company said the impact of the 485-MW unit 1's closure will be "negligible" on the transmission system, and added that its transmission entry capacity, or right to send power into the transmission grid, totals 1,455 MW, meaning the output of all four units was not needed.

The remaining three units will "continue to operate as normal," SSE said in a March 19 news release. The plant opened in the early 1970s, and SSE acquired it in 2004.

The move is in line with the U.K. government's plans to phase out of coal-fired power plants by 2025 unless they are equipped with carbon capture technology, according to a January 2018 Reuters article. This will help the country to achieve its target of reducing carbon emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.