EDF to Restart Hunterston B Nuclear Power Station

EDF has received approval from Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) to start generating low carbon power again from one of the reactors at Hunterston B power station in Scotland.

This follows a major, two-year inspection and investment programme to prove that the station can respond safely to a range of earthquake scenarios, far worse than the UK has ever experienced or expects to occur.

EDF confirms the plan to move into the decommissioning phase no later than 7 January 2022.

This is subject to a further inspection in Spring 2021 and then regulatory approval for a final 6 months of operation.

Hunterston B is one of a fleet of 7 Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors (AGR) and started generating in 1976.

Read more on the EDF Press Release.