Will the shutdown of Hinkley Point B today put more strain on grid?

The remaining unit at Hinkley Point B is due to come offline today

Government slammed over ‘failure to ask EDF to keep Hinkley Point B open’

The Energy Minister has admitted that his department did not ask EDF to extend the operating life of the plant

Shutdown of Hinkley Point B nuclear plant will not be delayed, says EDF

The two reactors at the nuclear power station in Somerset are scheduled to be shut down on 8th July and 1st August

Britain’s nuclear hits milestone as eyes are glued to COP26

The current nuclear fleet has produced the equivalent electricity to power all the UK’s homes for 18.5 years, according to the Nuclear Industry Association

EDF to start ‘defuelling phase’ of 45-year-old nuclear power station by July 2022

The closure of Hinkley Point B was originally scheduled for March 2023

Hinkley Point B hits 300TWh milestone

This means the facility, which originally came online in 1976, now holds the UK record for generating more electricity than any other nuclear power station in the country

UK nuclear regulator to prosecute EDF and Doosan over Hinkley safety incident

The Office for Nuclear Regulation there was no radiological risk to workers or the public

UK to rely on gas generation to fill wind void

The UK will have to rely on generation from gas-fired power plants this week to fill the void of wind energy. According to the latest update on the energy market from npower, the UK is not expecting a lot of wind generation, however, the amount of nuclear power is predicted to rise with the return […]

Record energy output from EDF’s nuclear stations

Eight nuclear stations in the UK owned by EDF Energy produced a total of 60TWh of low carbon electricity last year – the highest output for seven years. The energy firm reported the amount was almost 50% higher than the previous year and is enough to power half of the UK’s households. It claims the […]

Inside Hinkley Point B nuclear power station

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