West Burton A power station

West Burton A power station, near Gainsborough in North Nottinghamshire, ceased generation in March 2023 after 57 years of electricity generation.

About West Burton A power station

  • Plant Manager: Andy Powell
  • Units: 4 Units and 4 turbines
  • Start of construction: 1961
  • Start of generation: 1966
  • End of generation: March 2023
  • Start of decommissioning: April 2023

Contact West Burton

EDF West Burton Power Station, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 9BL

Media requests: matthew.pardo@edf-energy.com

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Format: 04/10/2023
Format: 04/10/2023
West Burton A power station
Monday, April 3, 2023

End of generation at West Burton A

West Burton A closed at midnight on 31 March 2023, completing an agreement signed with National Grid ESO last year. The station and its workforce have fulfilled the request to have 400MW available through Winter 2022 to 2023 as an emergency standby option and from 1 April the whole station moved into full decommissioning.

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