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.

Have your say on plans to decommission Hinkley Point B Power Station

Hinkley Point B stopped generating electricity in August 2022 after 46 years of service. Over the next few years EDF will remove the used fuel from the reactors and prepare for the decommissioning of the nuclear power station.

Decommissioning will involve dismantling and demolition of plant and buildings on the Hinkley Point B site and will be carried out by Magnox, which is part of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

Find out more about the decommissioning process.

We are holding a public consultation from 10th October 2022 to 21st November 2022 to get your views to inform the decommissioning proposals that will be submitted to the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) for approval before decommissioning can proceed.

These proposals for decommissioning are subject to further development. We are holding this consultation now to get your views to inform the decommissioning proposals that will be submitted to the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) for approval before decommissioning can proceed.

We have recently submitted our EIA Scoping Report to Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) setting out the proposed scope of the EIA to be undertaken for the Hinkley Point B decommissioning proposals. This document has been submitted to request a scoping opinion from the ONR which will confirm the scope of the assessment required under the Nuclear Reactors (Environmental Impact Assessment for Decommissioning) Regulations 1999 (as amended). You can find the scoping report in the links below: 

Learn about our plans and have your say at our online exhibition space or at our public events:

Wembdon Village Hall, Homberg Way, Wembdon, TA6 7BY
Saturday 15th October 2022, 09.30am to 4.30pm

Cannington Court, Church Street, Cannington, TA5 2HA
Friday 21st October 2022, 1.30pm to 7.30pm

Stogursey Victory Hall, Tower Hill, Stogursey, TA5 1PR
Wednesday 2nd November 2022, 1.30pm to 7.30pm

If you would like more information you can contact us directly on 0800 915 3510 or email HPBdecommissioning@edf-energy.com.

We are also providing reference copies of our documents at the following locations:

The Thomas Poole Library, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater TA5 1LN

Hinkley Point Visitor Centre, Cannington Court, Church Street, Cannington,
Bridgwater TA5 2HA

Bridgwater Library, Binford Place, Bridgwater TA6 3LF

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

Find out more about Hinkley Point B

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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