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Industrial Info Resources

April 27, 2010 23:00 ET

Council Says 'No' to Cockenzie Gas-Fired Station, an Industrial Info News Alert

GALWAY, IRELAND--(Marketwire - April 27, 2010) -  Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland) -- ScottishPower's (Glasgow, Scotland) plans to convert one of the company's two coal-fired plants into a combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power station have run into trouble with local planning authorities. The company, which is part of Spanish energy giant Iberdrola SA (PINKSHEETS: IBDRY) (Bilbao, Spain), has been trying to get permission to convert the 1,200-megawatt (MW) Cockenzie Power Station to gas since 2007, but this week East Lothian Council voted against the plan. Cockenzie is scheduled to be shut down at the end of 2015.

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