Dungeness B nuclear life extended by a decade

The Dungeness B nuclear power station will continue to generate electricity until at least 2028, EDF Energy announced today. That’s an extension of 10 years, which means the Kent plant […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The Dungeness B nuclear power station will continue to generate electricity until at least 2028, EDF Energy announced today.

That’s an extension of 10 years, which means the Kent plant will continue producing enough low carbon electricity to power around 1.5 million homes every year.

EDF Energy said the decision has been made possible by a £150 million investment programme. It is expected to secure 550 jobs and work for 200 contractors at the site.

Martin Pearson, Station Director at Dungeness B said: “Life extension means the station will continue to provide hundreds of skilled jobs and provide a launchpad for the apprentices who will begin their careers at Dungeness B.”

It is part of a wider EDF Energy programme to extend the lives of its eight nuclear power stations.