Hunterston B power station

Hunterston B is a nuclear power station on the west coast of Scotland.

Since 1976 Hunterston B has generated low carbon electricity for 77.9 million homes

Avoiding 101.5m tonnes of CO2 emissions*

Like taking every car off Scotland's roads for more than 19 years

*when compared to direct emissions of combined cycle gas turbines | all figures rounded to the nearest hundred thousand

About Hunterston B

  • Station Director: Joe Struthers
  • Total supply to the national grid: 965MW 
  • Reactor type: 2 Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors 
  • Coolant: Carbon dioxide gas (CO2)
  • Start of construction: 1968
  • Start of generation: 1976
  • Start of defuelling: 2022
  • People: Approximately 520 full time EDF employees plus over 250 full time contract partners

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Format: 05/07/2022
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