18 Aug 15

Dungeness B supports Hythe Venetian Fete

Young employees from Dungeness B are heading to the Hythe Venetian Fete on Wednesday as EDF Energy boosts its support for the popular annual event.

The power station is once again sponsoring the colourful fete and will be setting up its interactive discovery stand to give members of the public a taste of what’s on at the visitor centre.

Steve Coates, plant manager at Dungeness B said: “As one of the biggest employers in the area it’s important we show our support to the community. Supporting local events and taking the interactive stand is fun for kids and encourages people to book a tour and see what nuclear power is all about.”

This year, two industrial placement students as well as an engineer on the EDF Energy graduate scheme will also be on hand to try and engage youngsters with science-related activities.

Industrial placement students like Indu Rai, 25, take a year out of their university course to gain experience working in a business. Indu, who lives in Lydd-on-sea, is studying aerospace engineering at University of Surrey and will be returning to do her masters in October.

She said: “I’ve learnt so much working at the power station, it’s been an amazing experience. I want to pass on this enthusiasm to younger people so they choose to study science-related subjects and hopefully this will help to inspire the next generation of engineers.”

Dungeness B has 550 employees and 250 contractors who not only work locally but also live in the area. 

For more information contact:

Juliette Sanders
Media Officer (South East)
07875 112599

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.