York & North Yorkshire

Eggborough Power Station sold to EPH

Eggborough power station
Image caption Eggborough Power Station supplies 4% of the UK's electricity

A power station that employs hundreds of people in North Yorkshire has been sold to a European energy company.

Eggborough Power Station, near Selby, will now be run by EPH, subject to European Commission approval.

The coal-fired power station employs 300 full-time staff and supplies 4% of the UK's power.

Earlier this year, bosses at the power station warned that it might have to be shut down after a bid to convert from coal to biomass was blocked.

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