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Heysham 1

Summary

  • Operator/Licensee: EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd
  • Parent body organisation: EDF Energy
  • Type of site: Operational advanced gas-cooled (AGR)
  • Location: Morecambe, Lancashire

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Heysham 1 - Copyright EDF Energy

Background

Heysham 1 is made up of two operating advanced gas-cooled reactors, capable of supplying nearly 2.5 million homes. It started generating electricity in 1983 and is expected to be decommissioned in 2019.