Dungeness B power station

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.

Since 1983 Dungeness B has generated low carbon electricity for 38.2 million homes

Avoiding 49.8m tonnes of CO2 emissions*

That's like taking 22.8m off UK roads for a year

*when compared to direct emissions of combined cycle gas turbines | all figures rounded to the nearest hundred thousand

About Dungeness B

Dungeness B power station sits in a unique location in the middle of Dungeness National Nature Reserve in Kent; a Special Protection Area (SPA) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). It’s a diverse landscape home to many unique plants, animals and birds - one third of all UK plant species are found here at Dungeness.

  • Station Director: Gavin Lancaster
  • Reactor type: 2 Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors
  • Total supply to the national grid: 1120 MW
  • Coolant: Carbon dioxide gas (CO2)
  • Start of construction: 1966
  • Start of generation: 1983
  • Start of defuelling: 2021
  • People: Approximately 550 full time EDF Energy employees, plus over 200 full time contract partners

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Contact us

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

    +44 (0)1797 343300
  • Media and community requests:
    Matthew Pardo Matthew.Pardo@edf-energy.com
    +44 (0)7384 529006


For all Dungeness Estate filming enquiries and contacts, please visit dungenessestate.co.uk.

Dungeness B is no longer running public, or school or education, tours. For information about visiting EDF’s other sites please visit our power stations page

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