Hinkley Point B power station

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. When it finished generating in August 2022 it was the most productive nuclear power station the UK has ever had.

Since 1976 Hinkley Point B has generated low carbon electricity for 81 million homes

Avoiding 105.5m tonnes of CO2 emissions*

Like taking every car off the UK’s roads for 18 months

*when compared to direct emissions of combined cycle gas turbines | all figures rounded to the nearest hundred thousand

Watch video: Marking the end of 46 amazing years of generation at Hinkley Point B nuclear power station

Marking the end of 46 amazing years of generation at Hinkley Point B nuclear power station

As we mark the end of 46 amazing years of generation at Hinkley Point B, our employees have been talking about what has made the nuclear power station so special.

From the community spirit of those who work there to the amount of energy supplied to the UK, there is so much to celebrate and be proud of.

About Hinkley Point B

  • Station Director: Mike Davies
  • 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
  • Date of decommissioning: August 2022
  • People: Approximately 535 full time EDF employees, plus over 220 full time contract partners

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Picture of Hinkley Point B nuclear power station

Contact us

  • Address:
    EDF Hinkley Point 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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