Stallingborough Generating Plant
Stallingborough Generating Plant

In development | Natural gas-fired power station with carbon capture

Stallingborough Generating Plant

Project introduction

The Stallingborough Generating Plant is a proposed natural gas-fired power station equipped with carbon capture technology. It is strategically located by the Humber Estuary near Stallingborough, North East Lincolnshire.

The station will generate up to 900 megawatts (MWe) of decarbonised electricity, providing a secure energy supply to the grid during periods when renewable energy generation is low. By using carbon capture technology, it will play a crucial role in enhancing energy security and advancing the decarbonisation of the UK’s energy system.

The proposal will add to our expanding presence in the region. Once constructed it will support 50 high skill jobs and foster growth in the local supply chain. At present we are also involved in other significant projects in the area, including the 1.4GW Sofia offshore wind project in the North Sea, a solar farm proposal at Tween Bridge, North Lincolnshire and the construction of the state-of-the-art Grimsby Hub operations and maintenance centre.

As the Stallingborough CCGT Generating Plant with Carbon Capture would generate over 50MWe, it is classed as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) and will proceed through the Development Consent Order (DCO) planning process. The final decision on whether to grant consent for the project will be made by the Secretary of State for the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero.


Our early-stage community consultation launched on Monday 8th April and closed at 11:59pm on Monday 20th May. We would like to thank the local community for participating in the consultation and for providing their feedback.

Next Steps

We will be reviewing the feedback received from our early-stage consultation and will be producing an interim consultation report. This report will be added to the document library once finalised.

In early 2025, we will be launching our statutory consultation.

You can still view our virtual exhibition room and consultation document library regarding our proposals please click on the buttons below.

Benefits of the carbon capture facility

  • A gross output capacity of up to 900 megawatts (MWe) of decarbonised, secure, flexible energy – enough to power around 1 million homes *

  • Up to 2 million t/year of CO₂ captured, the equivalent of removing 400,000 petrol cars from the roads

  • Support approximately 50 high-quality, long-term operational jobs

  • Support thousands of jobs during construction and in the supply chain

* Calculated based on 2022 generation, and assuming average (mean) annual household consumption of 3,509kWh, based on 2021 statistics from The Department of Energy Security and Net Zero.

How does carbon capture and storage work?

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a decarbonisation technology which captures CO2 from emission sources and stores it safely, rather than releasing it into the atmosphere. A summary of the process is as follows:

Process diagram | Stallingborough Generating Plant

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Stallingborough Power Station

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