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 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: 18/01/2021
Format: 18/01/2021
Hartlepool turbine hall
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Great year for Hartlepool

The site has produced more than 8.5 terawatt hours of electricity, one of the best annual outputs in the station’s history.
Hartlepool's 2020 apprentices
Monday, January 4, 2021

Hartlepool searches for new apprentices

HARTLEPOOL power station has extended its deadline for applications to join its company’s renowned apprentice scheme – with the closing date now January 24
Caroline Stewart, an operations engineer at Hartlepool, with fellow George Formby fan Frank Skinner
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Hartlepool's ukelele You Tube star

Caroline Stewart, an operations engineer at Hartlepool, records ‘When I’m cleaning windows’ with fellow members of the George Formby Society.


Group visting EDF Energy

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 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. 

Picture of a map showing Hinkley Point C location

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 our commitment to Zero Harm.

Contact us

  • Address:
    Hartlepool power station
    Tees Road
    TS25 2BZ
  • Reception: 
    +44 (0)1429 853535
  • Media and community requests:
    Martyn Butlin
    +44 (0)1524 863565 


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