Our generation fleet makes a tangible contribution to the UK’s supply security. We own and operate power stations at Connah's Quay, Cottam Development Centre, Enfield, Grain, Killingholme, Ratcliffe-on-Soar, and Taylor's Lane.

Uniper in the UK

We work to ensure that our power plants can operate more efficiently and flexibly. In this way, our plants can function as cost-effective complements to renewables, helping to deliver power when and where it’s needed during the transition to clean energy. 

    We make our power production available to the market through our trading activities and provide balancing customized services to the UK system operator. We also, in addition, we:

    • buy and sell natural gas, which is brought to the United Kingdom via pipelines or LNG terminals
    • Own a stake in BBL, a 235-kilometer gas pipeline between Balgzand in the Netherlands and Bacton in the UK.
    • Own significant long-term regasification capacity at the Grain LNG terminal in Kent.
    • Own and operate a gas storage facility in Holford in Cheshire and two high-pressure gas pipelines, from Theddlethorpe to Killingholme and Blyborough to Cottam, in Northeast England.

    The role of gas and flexible generation

    Hydrogen in the UK

    Uniper is exploring hydrogen in many different countries, including the United Kingdom.

    Close up of hydrogen molecules

    Mike Lockett

    Mike Lockett

    Mike Lockett holds the dual role of Chief Commercial Officer Power for the Uniper Group and Uniper UK Country Chairman.Mike has worked in various engineering and commercial roles since joining the UK electricity industry in 1997. A chartered electrical engineer, he spent the first years of his career with Midlands Electricity in its networks business.

    In 2008 Mike moved to Düsseldorf to set up E.ON’s commodity trading business, where he subsequently held a range of leadership roles.

    In 2015, he became a Board Member of the newly -established Uniper UK Ltd company. He was appointed Uniper UK Country Chairman at Uniper in the UK in January 2019.

    Since 2017, Mike has been Chief Commercial Officer for Uniper’s power business. In this role, he’ is responsible for power and fuels commodity trading, optimization, and dispatch Uniper’s generation portfolio.

    Mike is a member of the Supervisory Board of the European Energy Exchange (Leipzig), and the Management Board of Powernext (Paris).

    Consultation Responses

    Consultation responses

    Find our latest responses to consultation documents published by the UK Government, regulators and other organisations here.

    Our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

    This statement sets out the steps that Uniper has taken as an organisation to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in any of our supply chains and in any part of our own business.

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    Gender pay gap reports

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are a key focus for Uniper and, in the UK, we report annually on our Gender Pay Gap, in line with the UK Government's criteria.

    Key documents

    ISO45001 Certificates for UK CCGT and steam
    PDF - 856.99 KB
    ISO14001 Certificates for UK CCGT and steam
    PDF - 878.83 KB
    ISO 14001:2015_ ISO 45001:2018 Holford Gas Storage
    PDF - 142.42 KB
    Uniper UK Tax Strategy 2022
    PDF - 121.6 KB
    Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Bronze Award
    PDF - 136.04 KB
    Third Party Access: Gas processing facilities at Connah’s Quay and the Dee pipeline
    PDF - 191.11 KB



      Projects in the United Kingdom

      We’re working with partners and industry to identify innovative solutions to decarbonize our existing assets, and to explore ways to use our expertise, and our sites in strategic locations, to help support the transition to a low carbon energy system.

      Market transparency

      To check our power plant availability, visit our REMIT webpage

      Contact us

      Here you will find contact information for Uniper in the United Kingdom.

      UK Gas Pipeline Emergencies

      If you suspect a leak or an emergency at a Uniper-related gas pipeline, please see our dedicated page for more information and contacts.

      Our global presence

      We continue to strengthen our presence in key markets, develop innovative solutions and acquire companies in prioritized areas. Uniper solutions are sold to over 100 countries and we currently operate in over 40 countries.