About Dungeness B

Dungeness B is a nuclear power station on the south coast of England. It was the first Advanced Gas-cooled reactor to begin construction in the UK.

  • Station Director: Martin Pearson
  • Reactor type: 2 Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors
  • Total supply to the national grid: 1040 MW
  • Coolant: Carbon dioxide gas (CO2)
  • Start of construction: 1965
  • Start of generation: 1983
  • Estimated decommissioning date: 2018
  • People: Approximately 550 full time EDF Energy employees plus over 200 full time contract partners

Daily status

Last updated: 15 Sep 2014 19.57hrs Generation (MW) data as at: 15 Sep 2014 12.00hrs

Reactor 21

Turbine Generator 21

In service
381MW

Status

Load raise held due to a cooling water pump fault

Next statutory outage

Mar-2017

Reactor 22

Turbine Generator 22

In service
393MW

Status

Load raise held due to a boiler feed pump issue

Next statutory outage

May-2015

Notes

Nominal full load refers to the nominal maximum generation in megawatts from a reactor.  The output from a reactor can fluctuate even when at full load for many reasons (e.g. plant conditions, sea water temperatures, operating limits/constraints etc).  Where the output of a reactor is reduced by approximately 10% or more of its maximum, the reason for this will be shown.  Generation figures are net of any imports into the station and may be negative when a unit is not generating.

Return to service dates are provided to the same accuracy as provided to National Grid under the requirements of the Grid Code and refer to the first full day of operation.  Where a return to service date falls within approximately two weeks of the date of this report, the exact date will be shown.  Where a return to service date is expected to fall more than two weeks into the future, the week commencing in which a reactor is due to return to service will be indicated (shown as “w/c”).

Additional information on the availability of our nuclear power stations can be found on our REMIT page.

Community meeting in progress

Community

EDF Energy and Nuclear Decommissioning Authority hold regular joint meetings with local people, media, council and emergency services representatives and local politicians to maintain regular communications about the nuclear site. This meeting is independently chaired by Col George F Smythe OBE.

For more information, contact the Secretary Mrs Tracey Finn, Magnox Ltd, on +44 (0)1797 343124.

Read our latest community report

Dungeness B visitor centre

Visit us

Drop into our visitor centre or book a full tour of Dungeness B to see for yourself how we generate nuclear energy.

Our visitor centre has an interactive exhibition where you can find out more about nuclear power generation. We also offer pre-booked tours of the power station and it's all free of charge. 

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Contact us

  • Address:
    EDF Energy
    Dungeness B power station
    Romney Marsh
    Kent
    TN29 9PX
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