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: March 2024
  • People: Approximately 530 full time EDF Energy employees plus over 200 full time contract partners

Power station - Hartlepool

Daily plant status

Find out which reactors at our eight nuclear power stations are in service and what they are generating.

This information is updated on weekdays.

Latest news and community updates

Format: 01/10/2020
Format: 01/10/2020
Hartlepool power station
Thursday, April 16, 2020

Hartlepool power station safely completes maintenance work

Amid the coronavirus crisis, staff at Hartlepool power station are still playing their part in powering the UK and keeping the country’s vital services operating after reactor 2 returned to service following a short shutdown. 

Aerial view of Hartlepool power station.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Hartlepool maintenance to provide boost to local area

One of the two nuclear reactors at Hartlepool power station has been taken out of service for a planned £30m maintenance programme.

Around 500 extra workers will join the site’s 700-strong team during the nine-week period, providing a boost to the local economy.

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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


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.

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Nuclear New Build projects

We believe that nuclear energy is key to a low-carbon energy future, which are committed to building the power plants of tomorrow.

Safety and reporting

Safety and reporting

Our number one priority is safety. Find out about EDF Energy's commitment to Zero Harm.

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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