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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

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

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West Burton A power station
April 03, 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.
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October 17, 2022

Bright future for West Burton A as site looks to move from fossil fuel to fusion

EDF’s West Burton A site in Nottinghamshire is to host the UK’s first prototype fusion energy power plant.
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June 14, 2022

West Burton A closure update

EDF has agreed to defer closure of two units at West Burton A power station by a further six months with closure now on 31 March 2023.

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