28 Oct 13

Dungeness B offline

Dungeness B automatically shut down both reactors on Monday October 28, after power to the site was cut off due to debris landing on incoming power lines.

Both units shut down safely and the site’s own diesel generators are providing power to the site, to allow essential safety systems to operate.

The station is liaising with National Grid regarding returning the power supply.

Martin Pearson, station director at Dungeness B, said: “This is a scenario we are well prepared for and we quickly responded calmly and professionally to the loss of supply.

“The reactors are safely shutdown and National Grid staff are now working to restore the supply and once that is done we’ll bring both units back on line.”