29 Nov 17
Dungeness B

Power station helps make connections for Kent ex-servicemen

DUNGENESS B power station welcomed over 80 ex-service men and women and their families to their visitor centre for an activity-packed information and advice day.

The event provided veterans with an opportunity to meet new people, receive health advice and find out more about some of the social activities taking place in the area.

Cherrie Harris, treasurer for the New Romney branch of the Royal British Legion said: “It’s the first time we have had an event like this at the power station and it has been a wonderful success.

“The support from EDF Energy’s visitor centre team here has been amazing and shows that the station really values its place in the community.”

The event was organised by Michael Bishop, Age Veterans Project Coordinator for Kent, and Alison Prentice from the power station’s visitor centre.

Among the attendees was Peter Coe, Mayor of New Romney, who said: “Today is a brilliant example of the Royal British Legion, the community and EDF Energy coming together for the benefit of deserving people.”

Alison also arranged for a host of activities to take place inside the station to promote the company’s Force for Good initiative, encouraging staff to give something back to the local community.

John Benn, Plant Manager at Dungeness B said: “We recognise how important a role the power station plays in Romney Marsh and the surrounding area so we actively encourage our people to undertake local volunteer work whenever they can.”

Dungeness B produces enough electricity to power the whole of Kent three times over and is major employer in the area, with many of its 550 full-time staff living locally.

If you are interested in finding out more about other events taking place at the visitor centre or want to find out how to book a free tour around the power station, contact 01797 343728 or dungenessbtours@edf-energy.com

For more information contact:

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

EDF Energy

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/