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Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Sizewell B starts review to extend operation by 20 years
EDF is looking at extending the operational life of Sizewell B power station by at least 20 years, from 2035 to 2055. This will protect jobs and importantly the UK energy security as the site provides 3% of the nation’s electricity demand.
The station was connected to the grid on 14 February 1995 and has produced enough electricity since then to power every home in Suffolk for 178 years!
The station has avoided 81m tonnes of CO2 going into the atmosphere – that’s the same as taking 38million cars off roads for a year.
Female students make the most of the engineering and construction boom in Suffolk and Norfolk
12/13 February: Over fifty female students from colleges across Suffolk and Norfolk are to be wowed by an interactive Tech fair and visit to Sizewell B nuclear power station this week in a bid to encourage more girls into the energy and construction sectors.
Sizewell B switch-off marks 18 month run of low carbon electricity
Sizewell B nuclear power station will be switched off for planned refuelling and maintenance work this week, marking a run of 485 days of continuous low carbon electricity production since its last planned refuel.