British Gas - Langage Power Station
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Former Chief Petty Officer Nigel Gibbs left the Navy to join Centrica as an operations technician at Langage Energy Centre. He spends half his time running the plant and the other half maintaining it. Nigel also has to watch for on-going instructions from the National Grid and traders in the energy markets.
Nigel said: "I'm responsible for the operation of all the plant - the starting and stopping of equipment and the working of all the plant when it is running. I had experience of gas turbines, boilers and water treatment plants from my time on ships and although the basic principles are the same, this is on a lot bigger scale!"
- Langage Power Station can generate up to 900 MW and is capable of delivering electricity to power nearly 1 million homes.
- British Gas completed the construction of the £400m gas fired power station in 2010.
- It was designed to blend into the natural beauty of Devon's Dartmoor National Park. The modern design of the facility ensures that fits in with its surroundings and has a minimum impact on its immediate environment.
- Langage is one of the most advanced gas fired power stations in the world with carbon emissions levels amongst the lowest for this kind of facility.