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Letter to the Hunterston Site Stakeholder Group - 26 November 2021

By EDF | Posted November 26, 2021

26 November 2021

Dear SSG Member,

As a member of our community, I like to keep you updated on developments at Hunterston B power station.

Today at midday, Reactor 3 at Hunterston B power station was taken off line for the final time. It started generating on 6th February 1976 and over the past 46 years this one unit has produced enough zero-carbon electricity to power every home in Scotland for 15 years. The carbon avoided over its lifetime is like taking all the cars off of Scotland’s roads for nearly 10 years.

Since the reactor returned to service in September 2020 from its extended outage it has had one of its best operating runs, experiencing no unplanned outages. The exceptional performance of the unit to the end of its generating life is testament to the hard work and dedication of the people who work at the site.

The people here at Hunterston B are massively proud of the work they do. Every one of them has played a part in the success of the station and while we will pause to reflect on this milestone we are looking forward to the future. We are focusing our efforts on the final six weeks of generation from Reactor 4 and ensuring the site is ready to start defueling after that.
I hope this information is of use to you. 

Yours sincerely,

Paul Forrest
Station Director

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