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Aerial image of Rugeley Power Station
Aerial image of Rugeley Power Station
Each tower under optimum conditions is capable of cooling 454,000 litres of water per minute by 10°C
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There are appromiately 630 rungs on the ladder to the top of the chimney and it would take around 30 minutes to climb!

Welcome To Rugeley Power Station

A coal-fired power station produces electricity, usually for public consumption, by burning coal to boil water, producing steam which drives a steam turbine which turns an electrical generator.

Rugeley Power Station is committed to the generation of low cost electricity in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. As with all Coal Fired Power Stations, the site covers a large area and has a variety of buildings housing all the necessary plant and equipment used in the production process.

We regard safety as paramount and, as safety is a part of our business culture, we encourage everyone to play their part in making sure that Rugeley remains a safe place to work.

Rugeley produces approximately 1,000 megawatts of electricity, which is fed into the National Grid system at 400,000 Volts. The power output is enough to meet the needs of approximately 1/2 million homes.

Rugeley Power Limited is part of a joint venture between International Power Ltd. and Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

International Power Ltd, is a wholly owned subsidiary of GDF SUEZ.


We have heard from some Rugeley residents and businesses, that their property has been affected by fall out following the incident at Rugeley Power Station on Tuesday 26 August 2014. As an environmentally conscious operator and according to our environmental management system, we take any comment from the public very seriously.

If you believe you have been impacted by fall out to your property, including any vehicles, please note a Help Line has been set up via our Insurers appointed Loss Adjusters, GAB Robins, and the number is

0121 214 5178

This phone line will be available from 09:00 to 17:00 on weekdays.

Please call this number to register your interest and discuss how to proceed. If you have already contacted Rugeley Power Station, we will pass on all your contact details and you will be contacted shortly.

Rugeley Power Station would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and we hope we will be able to resolve your concerns.