About Hartlepool

Hartlepool is a nuclear power station on the north east coast of England. It is capable of supplying electricity to over 2 million UK homes.

  • Station Director: Craig Dohring 
  • Reactor type: 2 Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors
  • Total supply to the national grid: 1185 MW
  • Coolant: Carbon dioxide gas (CO2)
  • Start of construction: 1968
  • Start of generation: 1983
  • Estimated end of generation: 2024
  • People: Approximately 530 full time EDF Energy employees plus over 200 full time contract partners

Power station - Hartlepool

Daily status

Last updated: 15 Jan 2019 14.54hrs Generation (MW) data as at: 15 Jan 2019 11.00hrs

Reactor 1

Turbine Generator 1


Shutdown category


Expected return to service



Off-load refuelling

Next statutory outage


Reactor 2

Turbine Generator 2

In service


Nominal full load

Next statutory outage



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.


EDF Energy hold regular meetings (Local Community Liaison Council or LCLC) with local people, the media, council and emergency services representatives and local politicians to maintain regular communications about the nuclear site. 

The next LCLC will be 5 June 2019.

Read our latest community report (PDF)

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Visit us

Drop into our visitor centre or book a full tour of Hartlepool 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
    Hartlepool power station
    Tees Road
    TS25 2BZ
  • Reception: +44 (0)1429 853535
  • Media requests: Martyn Butlin, +44 (0)1524 863565 
  • Community requests: Debbie Simpson, +44 (0)1429 853484
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