Heysham 1 is a nuclear power station on the north west coast of England near Lancaster. Heysham is the only site in the UK to have two operating nuclear power stations.
- Station Director: Richard Bradfield
- Reactor type: 2 Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors
- Total supply to the national grid: 1155 MW
- Coolant: Carbon dioxide gas (CO2)
- Start of construction: 1970
- 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 station tour to see for yourself how we generate electricity in a nuclear power station.
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. Members of the public are invited to observe the meeting and questions will be taken at the end of session.
The next LCLC is provisionally booked for Friday 10 May. Location and timings to be confirmed nearer to the date.