Hartlepool Nuclear Pouer Station
|Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station|
Hartlepool nuclear power station
Viewed from the west in May 2008
|Kintra||England, United Kingdom|
|Commission date||1 August 1983|
|Decommission date||2024 (expected)|
|Ainer(s)||Central Electricity Generating Board|
|Units operational||2 x 660 MW|
|Mak an model||General Electric Company|
|Nameplate capacity||1,320 MW|
|Annual generation||4,600 GWh|
Hartlepool nuclear pouer station is a nuclear pouer station situated on the northern bank o the mouth o the River Tees, 2.5 mile (4.0 km) sooth o Hartlepool in County Durham, North East Ingland. The station has a net electrical output o 1,190 megawatts, which is 2% of Great Breetain's peak electricity demand of 60 GW.
Electricity is produced through the use o two Advanced Gas-cuiled Reactors (AGR). Hartlepool was only the third nuclear pouer station in the Unitit Kinrick tae use AGR technology. Hartlepool pouer station was also the first nuclear pouer station tae be built close tae a major urban area.
Originally planned in 1967, wi construction startin in 1969, the station started generatin electricity in 1983, and was completed in 1985, initially bein operated bi the Central Electricity Generating Board. With privatisation o the UK's electricity supply industry in 1990, the station has been awned bi Nuclear Electric an British Energy, but is now awned an operated bi EDF Energy. On 18 October 2010 the Breetish govrenment announced that Hartlepool was one o the echt sites it considered suitable for future nuclear pouer stations  but it was not on the final list o six.