A power station in Oxfordshire which has generated electricity for more than 40 years has closed today.

Coal-fired power station Didcot A provided electricity to millions and homes and businesses during its lifetime.

The closure was announced in September 2012 after RWE npower, who run the power station, opted out of the EU’s Large Combustion Plant Directive which aims to cut emissions across Europe.

The 2,000MW coal-fired station will officially close on 31 March. A nine month decommissioning process will then start, followed by demolition which is expected to take several years to complete.

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