Heysham 2 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: John Munro
- Reactor type: 2 Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors
- Total supply to the national grid: 1230 MW
- Coolant: Carbon dioxide gas (CO2)
- Start of construction: 1980
- Start of generation: 1988
- Estimated end of generation: 2030
- People: Approximately 520 full time EDF Energy employees plus over 250 full time contract partners
Find out the status of our eight nuclear power stations, which 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.