All press releases

Format: 08/06/2023
Format: 08/06/2023
West Burton A power station
Monday, April 3, 2023

End of generation at West Burton A

West Burton A closed at midnight on 31 March 2023, completing an agreement signed with National Grid ESO last year. The station and its workforce have fulfilled the request to have 400MW available through Winter 2022 to 2023 as an emergency standby option and from 1 April the whole station moved into full decommissioning.
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

West Burton A closure update

EDF has agreed to defer closure of two units at West Burton A power station by a further six months with closure now on 31 March 2023.

West Burton B CCGT power station
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Completion of sale of West Burton B CCGT to EIG

On 9 April 2021, EDF announced the signing of a binding agreement to sell its 1332 MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine power station and 49MW battery at West Burton B in Nottinghamshire to EIG. Today, further to satisfaction of all necessary conditions precedent, the sale process has completed.
Pictured: Christine Horrocks school Principal, Andy Powell from EDF Energy, Ashley Jones DT teacher and Claire Stephen Assistant Faculty Leader for DT.
Thursday, June 11, 2020

Laser cutter donated to local school

A Retford school's efforts to support the NHS have been boosted thanks to a donation of a new laser cutting machine donated by EDF’s local power stations West Burton A, West Burton B and Cottam. 
Pupils at West Burton and Cottam's LabLive event
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Punk rock, sea life and a robot orchestra

PUPILS from seven local schools were treated a superb science show as EDF Energy’s West Burton, CCGT and Cottam power stations teamed up with Cheltenham Science Festival.
Powersurge 10k
Monday, December 3, 2018

Race raises £2000 for charities

The annual Power Surge around West Burton B power station saw record numbers of runners take on the race, raising more than £2000 for local charities.

Each year John Mann MP puts together a Summer School for around 50 pupils
Wednesday, July 4, 2018

John Mann MP Summer School returns to CCGT

Employees at West Burton B’s CCGT power station were joined for the day by a group of young people who were keen to find out more about the power industry.  Each year John Mann MP puts together a Summer School for around 50 pupils who start a week of varied activities with a day at the powe