Hunterston B is a nuclear power station on the west coast of Scotland. It is capable of supplying electricity to approximately 1.7 million UK homes.
- Station Director: Colin Weir
- Total supply to the national grid: 965MW
- Reactor type: 2 Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors
- Coolant: Carbon dioxide gas (CO2)
- Start of construction: 1968
- Start of generation: 1976
- Estimated decommissioning date: 2023
- 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 and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority hold regular joint meetings (Site Stakeholder Group or SSG) with local people, the media, council and emergency services representatives and local politicians to maintain regular communications about the nuclear site. This meeting is independently chaired.
The next SSG is 7 March 2019 location to be confirmed.