Heysham nuclear pouer station
|Heysham nuclear power station|
Heysham 1 & 2
|Nameplate capacity||(1150+1250) MW|
Heysham Nuclear Pouer Station is a nuclear pouer station locatit in Heysham, Lancashire, Ingland, operated bi EDF Energy. The site is dividit intae twa separately-managed stations, Heysham 1 an Heysham 2, baith wi twa reactors o the Advanced Gas-cuiled Reactor (AGR) type.
On 1 August 2016, Heysham 2's Unit 8 broke the warld record for langest conteenous operation o a nuclear generator wioot a shutdown. This record-breaking run exceeds the previous record o 894 days set bi Pickering Nuclear Generating Station's Unit 7 (Lake Ontario, Canadae) in 1994. The reactor haes generated 13.5 TWh o electricity sae far durin this conteenous operation, takin its lifetime generation tae 115.46 TWh.
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- British reactor takes record for longest conteenous operation, World Nuclear News, August 2, 2016.