We constructed an 88 megawatt Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) Power Station at Pulrose in 2003 together with a Natural Gas Pipeline from Glen Mooar to Pulrose Power Station – this provides a diversity of fuel and a supply of natural gas to the Island.
The new station was opened by HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on 7 July 2003 and utilises advanced CCGT technology based on aero-derivative Gas Turbines.
The CCGT plant is adjoined to Pulrose D power station which was opened in 1998 by HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The station was further upgraded during the CCGT construction. This plant is generally used to provide load management services to the UK and security back-up for the Island. The original station is based on the same site as the CCGT plant and shares a common control room.
Pulrose Power Station has a capacity of nearly 135 megawatts.
Find out more about Pulrose Power Station.
The turbine house has two 600 kilowatt water turbines with an annual output of up to 4 gigawatt hours, or 1% of the Island’s needs.
With a combined catchment area of 20.2 square kilometres, water is supplied from Block Eary and Sulby Reservoirs via two interconnected pipelines:
- Block Eary - 70cm diameter pipeline, approximately 1 kilometre long.
- Sulby - 90cm diameter pipeline, approximately 1.8 kilometres long.
The station is unmanned and controlled from Pulrose Power Station via a telemetry system.
Peel Power Station was opened on 5 May 1995, by the then Chief Minister Sir Miles Walker CBE MHK. This plant is generally used to provide load management services to the UK and security back-up for the Island. Peel Power Station has a capacity of nearly 40 megawatts.
The generation sets at Ramsey Power Station were commissioned in 1983 (originally manufactured in 1969). This plant is only used to support the network in emergency conditions. Ramsey Power Station has a capacity of 3.6 megawatts.