It's a quarter of a century since Carrington Power Station in Greater Manchester closed down.
The closure was seen as a sign of the declining place of coal in the economy. Well today, a new, GAS-fired power station has officially opened on the same site.
The seven hundred million pound plant can provide eletricity to more than a million homes and businesses across the north west.
One minister described it as a great day, but some enviomental campaigners say its a step in the wrong direction.
Tim Scott reports.