About Cottam and West Burton A

Cottam and West Burton A are coal-fired power stations near Retford in Nottinghamshire, capable of generating enough electricity for approximately 7.5 million UK homes.

Cottam

  • Plant Manager: Andy Powell
  • Units: 4 Units and 4 turbines
  • Total supply to the national grid: 2000MW
  • Start of construction: 1966
  • Start of generation: 1969
  • People: Approximately 220 EDF Energy employees and around 175 contract partners

West Burton A

  • Plant Manager: Martin Cheetham
  • Units: 4 Units and 4 turbines
  • Total supply to the national grid: 2000MW
  • Start of construction: 1961
  • Start of generation: 1969
  • People: Approximately 250 EDF Energy employees plus over 175 contract partners

Power station - Cottam

Cottam and West Burton A are coal-fired power stations near Retford in Nottinghamshire, capable of generating enough electricity for approximately 7.5 million UK homes. 

Power station - West Burton A

Cottam and West Burton A are coal-fired power stations near Retford in Nottinghamshire, capable of generating enough electricity for approximately 7.5 million UK homes. 

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Contact Cottam and West Burton A

  • Cottam address:
    EDF Energy, Cottam Power Station, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 0NP
  • Reception: 01522 894000
  • Community requests: Laura Baxter, 01522 894006

 

  • West Burton A address:
    EDF Energy, West Burton Power Station, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 9BL
  • Reception: 01427 882100
  • Community requests: Richard Renshaw, 01427 882067

 

  • Media requests (West Burton and Cottam): Martyn Butlin, 01524 863565
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Format: 24/06/2019
Format: 24/06/2019
Cottam power station
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Cottam power station to cease generation

EDF Energy has decided to end generation at its Cottam coal-fired power station in North Nottinghamshire and will now start consultation with Trades Union partners.
Pupils at West Burton and Cottam's LabLive event
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Punk rock, sea life and a robot orchestra

PUPILS from seven local schools were treated a superb science show as EDF Energy’s West Burton, CCGT and Cottam power stations teamed up with Cheltenham Science Festival.

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