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Hinkley Point B

Summary

  • Operator/Licensee: EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd
  • Parent body organisation: EDF Energy
  • Type of site: Operational
  • Location: Near Bridgwater, Somerset

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Hinkley Point B - Copyright EDF Energy

Background

Hinkley Point B is situated near Bridgwater, Somerset on the South coast of England.

Hinkley Point B power station was built between 1967 and 1975 and started generating electricity on 5 February 1976. Operating at its current reduced level of around 70% of full output, Hinkley Point B is capable of supplying over 1.5 million homes.

Hinkley Point B's estimated decommissioning date is 2023.