PLA welcome for proposed new power station on Thames

Plans by RWE npower to build a new power station on the River Thames have been welcomed by the Port of London Authority (PLA).

RWE npower has announced that it will now consult with the local community and interested parties on plans to invest over £1 billion in a state-of-the-art ‘cleaner’ coal power station on the Thames in Tilbury in Essex. The 1600 megawatt (MW) station will replace its existing coal-fired station near Tilbury. It could be operational by 2014.