Barking Power Station was constructed between 1992 and 1995 and was the first major generating station in London for many years. It is one of the largest independently-owned generating plants in the UK being capable of generating 1000MW of electricity - about 2% of the peak electricity demand in England and Wales.
The station uses Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) technology, with gas as its primary fuel, and has a lower environmental impact than older stations. CCGT technology is one of the cleanest and most efficient forms of power generation. Barking is able to generate at more than 50% thermal efficiency and produces low levels of emissions.
The station is owned by Barking Power Limited but is operated and managed by Thames Power Services, a subsidiary of Thames Power Ltd.
Barking Power Limited is a company incorporated in England with registration number 02354681 and whose registered office is at Barking Power Station, Chequers Lane, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 6PF.