Aberthaw Power Station
Flexible power from coal – teaching the next generation
- Aberthaw can generate 1,500MW of electricity which is enough power to meet the needs of around 1.5 million people.
- In recent years, npower completed a £230 million environmental upgrade, making Aberthaw one of the most efficient coal-fired power stations in the UK.
- The power station also contributes around £50 million to the Welsh economy every year.
- In 2013, the Aberthaw Carbon Capture Pilot plant captured its first tonne of CO2.
The Aberthaw Centre for Energy and Environment (ACE2) provides a facility for schools, colleges and community groups throughout South Wales. ACE2 delivers interactive educational programmes, building on the work of npower’s Climate Cops programme.
Aberthaw Power Station has formed a partnership with Keep Wales Tidy, which runs the Eco-Schools programme in the area, to create and provide sessions at the centre which are linked to the National Curriculum science and geography schemes for 7 to 18-year-olds.The Aberthaw Centre is also used as a training centre for power station staff.
Phil Allen, Aberthaw Power Station Manager, said: “We hope that many people from across the region will be able to benefit from the new Centre for Energy and Environment here at Aberthaw. We want the centre itself to be an example of sustainability and energy efficiency, providing the perfect setting for young people to learn about these important issues.”