Scotland could be left without a fossil fuel power station after SSE confirmed yesterday that it was reviewing the future of its Peterhead gas plant, putting 120 jobs at risk. The 1.2-gigawatt power station failed last week to secure a subsidy contract to help to keep the lights on next winter, losing out to other sites that could provide the electricity generation capacity Britain needs at a lower cost. The Times reported on Saturday that Peterhead was at risk of closure. SSE said that higher network charges faced by the plant because of its remote location in the northeast of Scotland put it at a disadvantage in the subsidy scheme and that it would review future options for the station.
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