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Kilroot Power Station

AES Kilroot Power Station is situated on the north shore of Belfast Lough near Carrickfergus in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Kilroot has an installed generating capacity of 560 MW from dual coal and oil fuelled generators, plus 142 MW from additional gas turbines.

The acquisition of Kilroot in 1992 was The AES Corporation’s first investment outside of the United States.

The plant was commissioned in 1981 solely as an oil burning station. In 1989 the plant converted to dual fuel firing with coal.

AES installed Flue Gas Desulphurisation equipment in 2007 to meet the requirements of the EU Large Combustion Plant Directive. AES continues to invest in environmental improvements, including heat rate improvement programmes.

Kilroot Advancion® Energy Storage Array

For more information see Kilroot Energy Storage.

Kilroot Industrial Emissions Directive Compliance

Kilroot Power Limited has opted into the Transitional National Plan of the Industrial Emissions Directive from 1st January 2016 to 30th June 2020.

Environmental upgrades to the plant in 2015 ensured full compliance with emissions standards, enabling Kilroot to continue to play an important role in providing security of supply for Northern Ireland.