EDF’s five nuclear reactors out of service in the UK

Five of EDF’s 15 nuclear reactors in the UK are out of service. One went offline in October, four this month with three unplanned closures. Torness Unit 2, Heysham 1 […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Five of EDF’s 15 nuclear reactors in the UK are out of service.

One went offline in October, four this month with three unplanned closures.

Torness Unit 2, Heysham 1 and Hartlepool are designed to safely shutdown in response to any issue affecting key systems, the company explained.

Earlier this week, Edinburgh-based demand response provider Flexitricity was called to secure power supply as a consequence of the Torness 2 reactor shutdown.

The reactors will return to service in the next coming days, EDF stated.

Hunterston B and Hartlepool unit 1 are closed for planned maintenance outages.

The company doesn’t know when they will be re-activated.

EDF is the developer of the Hinkley Point C project which has received £2 billion of investment from the government and £6 billion from China.