Kingsnorth coal power plant is a dual-fired coal and oil power station on the Hoo Peninsula at Medway in Kent, South East England. The four-unit station is owned and operated by energy firm E.ON UK, and has a generating capacity of 1,940 megawatts. It is capable of operating on either coal or oil though in practice oil is used only as a secondary fuel or for startup. It is also capable of co-firing biofuel, up to a maximum of 10% of the station's fuel mix. Under EU pollution regulations it is due to close by 2016, but a replacement power station, also coal-fired, is planned by owners E.ON. The proposed replacement has attracted substantial public protests and criticism, including the 2008 Camp for Climate Action.
Kingsnorth Power Station
Country England
Locale Kent, South East England
Commission date 1973
Operator(s) Central Electricity Generating Board

Power station information
Primary fuel Coal-fired
Secondary fuel Oil-fired
Tertiary fuel Biofuel