Working weekend – EDF nuclear plants back online

Four of EDF Energy’s nuclear reactors were plugged back into the UK’s power system over the weekend. It should ease up pressure on the national grid which was facing much tighter margins this winter after the surprise outages of two EDF nuclear plants earlier in September. The reconnections bring to an end three months of inspections […]

EDF shuts nuclear plants after unexpected “defect”

EDF Energy has shut down two of its nuclear power stations in the UK for safety inspections because of a “defect” in one reactor at Heysham 1 plant. Today the firm said it has taken the “conservative” decision for Heysham and its sister plant Hartlepool after a suspected defect in a boiler at Heysham 1 […]

Frosty winter continues to drive prices higher

Prompt gas and power prices were once again up this week in response to continuing colder than usual winter weather, according to this week’s market report. Magali Hodson, Product and Services Optimisation Manager for npower said prompt prices for gas started the week strong “on the back of increased residential demand as well as generation […]

Huhne hails Hinkley’s nuclear potential

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne today visited Hinkley Point in Somerset, the site of EDF Energy’s proposed new nuclear power station. His trip to the site comes as the government’s consultation on Energy National Policy Statements ends today. Mr Huhne said: “A new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point has the potential to make an important […]