20 Feb 17

Dungeness B lays on activities for National Nest Box Week

The power station supported National Nest Box Week by running box-building activities at the visitor centre last week

The campaign, led by the British Trust for Ornithology, aims to encourage people to put up nest boxes in their local area in order to promote and enhance biodiversity and conserve the UK’s breeding birds and wildlife.

60 boxes were made over the course of the week with members of the public making donations to Breast Cancer Now if they wished to keep their creations. The activity was made possible thanks to Workplace Solutions who arranged for the wood to be manufactured into ‘nest box kits’ and Young’s Timber Merchants from Dymchurch who provided the wood free of charge.

Earlier in the week 1st Saltwood Cubs and 1st Lydd Scouts made over 20 boxes which were later installed near the fishing lakes on the Dungeness estate with the help of staff from the Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership.

For more information contact:

Laurence Ollier
External Communications Manager - Generation (South East)
0781 3232 765

EDF Energy in the South East

In the South East EDF Energy operates Dungeness B power station which employs over 500 staff and 200 contracting partners.

EDF Energy employs a further 2,500 staff in East and West Sussex with approximately 800 across sites in Crawley, Three Bridges, and East Grinstead and 1,700 across two of our three UK based call centres in Hove and Worthing..

As well as generating enough power to serve some 1.5million homes in this region the company also provides gas and electricity to 730,000 customers with over 20% of those opting for one of the company’s Blue+ products which are backed by low-carbon generation.

We make sure we buy enough electricity generated from a low-carbon nuclear source to match every unit of electricity we estimate our Blue customers use.

EDF Energy is proud to power up some of the largest companies in the UK, including sites for Tesco Stores Limited, Ministry of Defence and Morrisons right here in the South East.

Following a landmark agreement with Network Rail the company also provides nuclear-backed Blue energy to power up the UKs electric rail network, covering most of the south east of England and the main lines from London to Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as the Merseyrail network around Liverpool and the Glasgow suburban network.