About Hinkley Point B

Hinkley Point B is a nuclear power station near Bridgwater in Somerset. The station was the first Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor to generate electricity to the grid in the UK.

  • Station Director: Peter Evans
  • Reactor type: 2 Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors
  • Total supply to the national grid: 965 MW
  • Coolant: Carbon dioxide gas (CO2)
  • Start of construction: 1967
  • Start of generation: 1976
  • Estimated decommissioning date: July 2022
  • People: Approximately 535 full time EDF Energy employees, plus over 220 full time contract partners

Power station - Hinkley Point B

Hinkley Point B is a nuclear power station near Bridgwater in Somerset. The station was the first Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor to generate electricity to the grid in the UK.

Watch video: Take a look around Hinkley Point B nuclear power station with Station Director Peter Evens

Peter Evans, Station Director of Hinkley Point B, provides an update about the status and future of the power station.

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: 15/01/2021
Format: 15/01/2021

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Picture of proposed layout of Hinkley Point C

Hinkley Point C

EDF Energy is planning to build two new reactors at Hinkley Point - known as Hinkley Point C.

Group visting EDF Energy

Visit us

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

Community

EDF Energy and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority hold regular joint meetings with local people, the media, council and emergency service representatives and local politicians, to maintain regular communications about the nuclear site. This meeting is independently chaired.

The next Site Stakeholder Group meeting will be held on Friday 8 March 2019.

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
    Hinkley Point B power station
    Nr Bridgwater
    Somerset
    TA5 1UD
     
  • Reception:
    +44 (0)1278 654600
  • Media requests:
    Matthew Pardo Matthew.Pardo@edf-energy.com
    +44 (0)7384 529006
  • Community requests:
    Dave Stokes
    dave.stokes@edf-energy.com
    +44 (0)1278 654699

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