Holidaymakers given opportunity to ‘discover Dungeness’
DUNGENESS B power station hosted two ‘Discover Dungeness’ days over the school holidays to give locals and tourists the opportunity to find out more about life on one of the largest shingle landscapes in the world.
The group arrived in style on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway before learning about the rich and diverse wildlife that features on the National Nature Reserve on the famous headland.
Owen Leyshon from the Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership led the nature trail and said: “Dungeness is a truly unique place and is home to many distinctive plants, animals and birds. In fact, one third of all British plant species can be found here on the peninsula and we even have a family of peregrine falcons nesting near the top of the reactor building.
“Days like this demonstrate how EDF Energy, as owners of the land, takes its role in the community very seriously and shows its commitment to preserving and promoting this very special landscape.”
After planting Yellow Horn Poppies and Wild Carrot seeds with Owen in the visitor centre, the group were then treated to a ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour at Dungeness B nuclear power station, with a chance to see inside the station’s turbine hall.
The power station runs a range of activities all year round and offers free tours by fully-trained visitor guides. For more information on how to book onto one of the tours call 01797 343728 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information contact:Laurence Ollier
External Communications Manager - Generation (South East)
0781 3232 765
EDF Energy is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers and businesses with electricity and gas.
It generates electricity with eight nuclear power stations, more than 30 wind farms, one gas and two coal power stations, as well as with combined heat and power plants.
EDF Energy is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C. This will provide low carbon electricity to meet 7% of UK demand. The project is already making a positive impact on the local and national economy, British industry, as well as boosting skills and education. EDF Energy also invests in a range of low carbon technologies including renewables and battery storage. It is applying research and development expertise to improve the performance of existing generation and developing the potential of new technologies.
The company provides gas and electricity for more than 5 million customer accounts and is the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain and the largest supplier to British businesses. It offers innovative energy systems for commercial customers and digital innovation for customers at home. EDF Energy has also launched its own innovation accelerator, Blue Lab, which focuses on making customers’ lives easier.
The Better Plan is EDF Energy's framework for being a sustainable and responsible energy business and is an integral part of EDF's 2030 vision to be the efficient, responsible electricity company, and champion of low-carbon growth. The Better Plan is underpinned by comprehensive environmental and social programmes which have been recognised by a wide range of organisations.
EDF Energy is part of EDF Group, the world’s biggest electricity generator. In the UK, the company employs around 13,000 people at locations across England and Scotland.
To find out more about the UK's energy challenges visit: www.edfenergy.com/energyfuture/