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
Find out more about Dungeness B
Safety and reporting
Our number one priority is safety. Find out about EDF Energy's commitment to Zero Harm.
EDF and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority hold regular joint meetings with local people, the media, council and emergency service representatives and local politicians, to maintain regular communications about the nuclear site. This meeting is independently chaired.
For more information contact Tracey Finn, Magnox Ltd, on: 01797 343510.
EDF Dungeness B power station
Romney Marsh, Kent
+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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How do you decommission a nuclear power station?
By 2030 all seven of EDF’s AGR nuclear power stations are expected to have ended power generation and be at various stages of decommissioning.
How we generate our power
As Britain's biggest generator of zero carbon electricity(1) we generate power from wind + nuclear + solar.
Hinkley Point C
Hinkley Point C nuclear power station is currently under construction and is the first nuclear power station to be built in the UK in a generation. The twin unit UK EPR reactors will be capable of generating 3,260MW of secure, low-carbon electricity for 60 years.