Welcome to the Hirwaun Power website.
Hirwaun Power, a subsidiary business of Drax Group, wishes to build a gas-fired power station on industrial-zoned land located on the Hirwaun Industrial Estate in south Wales. If built, it will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 400,000 homes and create up to 15 jobs directly.
Subject to financing, the power station could enter commercial operation in the early 2020s.
Hirwaun Industrial Estate lies adjacent to the A465 'Head of the Valley' dual carriageway between Swansea and Abergavenny. It is located 14 km west of Merthyr Tydfil.
With a number of the UK's coal-fired and nuclear power stations due to close over the next decade, and with increasing levels of intermittent wind generation, there is a clear need for modern and efficient gas-fired power stations to be built in Wales and elsewhere in the UK. The Hirwaun project will help to meet this need as well as help stimulate the local economy.
The project secured planning permission from the UK Government in the summer of 2015.