The Welsh Power Group in the UK has sold Uskmouth Power Company to Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) for £27m.

The purchase brings SSE’s overall power production past the 11,000MW with Uskmouth’s three distinct power production units, each with a capacity of 121MW.

SSE says it will also consider new-low carbon approaches to production to ensure the longevity of Uskmouth, which owns and manages the 363MW Uskmouth coal-fired power plant located close to Newport, South Wales.