About Torness

Torness is a nuclear power station on the east coast of Scotland, 33 miles east of Edinburgh. It is capable of supplying electricity over 2 million UK homes.

  • Station Director: Tam Al-Bishawi
  • Reactor type: 2 Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors
  • Total supply to the national grid: 1190 MW
  • Coolant: Carbon dioxide gas (CO2)
  • Start of construction: 1980
  • Start of generation: 1988
  • Estimated end of generation: 2030
  • People: Approximately 550 full time EDF Energy employees plus over 180 full time contract partners

Power station - Torness

Torness is a nuclear power station on the east coast of Scotland, 33 miles east of Edinburgh. It is capable of supplying electricity over 2 million UK homes.

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: 05/12/2020
Format: 05/12/2020
David Laird, after the London Marathon, for which he raised more than £4,000.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Torness team raise £22,000 for breast cancer charity

Employees at EDF Energy’s Torness power station have raised a fantastic £22,000 for Breast Cancer Now, the company’s national charity partner for the last three years.

Breast Cancer Now was chosen in 2016 as the company’s main charity partner following a national employee vote.

Mechanical technician, Kris Dickson, with the installed panel.
Monday, November 25, 2019

Torness support for local Scout group

A group of handy workers from Torness power station have helped a local Scout troop harness solar power; reflecting the support EDF Energy, which owns the East Lothian station, has for nuclear and renewables.

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Visit us

Drop into our visitor centre or book a full tour to see for yourself how we generate nuclear energy.

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 hold regular meetings (Local Liaison Council or LLC) with local people, the media, council and emergency services representatives and local politicians to maintain regular communications about the nuclear site. 

The next LLC is 24 March 2021 at Torness power station.

For more information, contact Ashleigh Dickson, EDF Energy, on +44 (0)1368 873 000.

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Safety and reporting

Our number one priority is safety. Find out about EDF Energy's commitment to Zero Harm.

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Education

At EDF Energy we are passionate about developing the next generation of UK scientists and engineers.

Contact us

  • Address:
    EDF Energy
    Torness power station
    Torness
    Dunbar
    East Lothian
    EH42 1QS
     
  • Reception:
    +44 (0)1368 873000
  • Media requests:
    Fiona McCall
    +44 (0)1355 846281
  • Community requests:
    Ashleigh Dickson
    +44 (0)1368 873 000

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