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Major Power Stations

Major power stations in Scotland (operational at the end of May 2008)

Company Name

Station Name

Fuel

Installed capacity (MW)

Year of commissioning or year generation began

British Energy

Hunterston B

nuclear

820

1976

British Energy

Torness

nuclear

1,230

1988

Scottish and Southern Energy plc

Peterhead

Gas/oil

1,540 (1)

1980

Scottish Power

Cruachan

Pumped storage

440

1966

Scottish Power

Cockenzie

coal

1,152

1967

Scottish Power

Longannet

coal

2,304

1970

(1) Station capacity is 2,370 MW but transmission constraints limit use to only 1,540 MW at one time

Source: Digest of UK Energy Statistics - Department of Energy & Climate Change