Last nuclear fuel leaves Wylfa power station

The Wylfa Site on Anglesey operated from 1972 until 2015 and generated 232TWh of electricity

Welsh tidal sector gets £4.5m boost

The tidal power sector in Wales is receiving a £4.5 million boost. The funding – £4.2 million from the EU and £300,000 from the Welsh Government – will support Mentor Môn’s Morlais tidal energy demonstration zone off the coast of Anglesey. The demonstration zones are expected to help industry develop and test new and innovative […]

Unlucky creature gets seal-ed in nuclear power plant

A female grey seal was rescued from Wylfa nuclear power station this week after getting trapped in one of the cooling chambers. Staff at the Anglesey power station in Wales called the RSPCA to free the sea mammal. The animal protection group said seals sometimes get sucked along by strong currents created by the power […]

Fallon visits Anglesey to see planned nuclear site

Energy Minister Michael Fallon is today visiting Anglesey for a look at the proposed site for a new nuclear power station. He is making the Welsh trip to the Horizon nuclear project along with the Secretary of State for Wales David Jones. Famed for a jam-packed schedule, the Conservative minister seems to be doing his […]

Wales nuclear plant offline

A nuclear reactor in Anglesey off the north west coast of Wales has been taken offline. One of the reactors at the Wylfa nuclear power station, which powers two wind turbines, had refuelling problems on Sunday. Its operators Magnox are still investigating the cause of the failure. Recently the plant was given permission to move […]

Wyfla nuclear plant to work for two more years

The last remaining Magnox nuclear reactor in the UK has been given the go-ahead to operate until 2014 – four years after its original closure date. Magnox, which runs the Wylfa Power Station as well as 10 other nuclear sites and a hydroelectric plant, got permission to transfer fuel between its reactors meaning electricity generation […]

Centrica and Dong unveil offshore plans in the Irish Sea

UK utility firm Centrica and Danish company Dong Energy have announced plans to develop a 2.2GW offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea. The Rhiannon wind project is expected to have between 147 and 440 turbines and if the maximum number of turbines and capacity are built, the machines will be 5MW. Reports suggests currently […]

Horizon applies for nuclear power licence

Horizon Nuclear Power has applied to Ofgem for an electricity generation licence for its proposed nuclear power station at Wylfa on the isle of Anglesey. Wylfa was last year included in the government’s draft nuclear National Policy Statement, which listed sites deemed strategically suitable for nuclear development. Horizon Nuclear Power is a joint venture between […]

Westminster bottom of league for government insulation take-up

Kirklees Council in Yorkshire has come out top in a table of local authorities which have installed the most insulation in their housing stock over the past two years. Kirklees fitted loft and cavity wall insulation to 22.5% of its homes. Runners up were the Isle of Anglesey (18%) and Carmarthenshire (14.6%). And the council […]