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: Robert Gunn
- 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
Find out the status of our eight nuclear power stations, which is updated on weekdays.
EDF Energy hold regular meetings (Local Liaison Council or LLC) with local people, the media, council and emergency services pepresentatives and local politicians to maintain regular communications about the nuclear site.
The next LLC is 14 March 2019 at Torness power station.
For more information, contact Ashleigh Dickson, EDF Energy, on +44 (0)1368 873847.