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
Find out which reactors at our eight nuclear power stations are in service and what they are generating.
This information is updated on weekdays.
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.