Hinkley Point B Nuclear Pouer Station

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Hinkley Point B nuclear power station
Hinkley Point B power station.jpg
Hinkley Point B seen from the beach
KintraEngland
LocationSomerset, South West England
Coordinates51°12′33″N 3°07′39″W / 51.209034°N 3.127477°W / 51.209034; -3.127477Coordinates: 51°12′33″N 3°07′39″W / 51.209034°N 3.127477°W / 51.209034; -3.127477
StatusOperational
Construction began1967
Commission date1976
Decommission dateExpected 2023
Ainer(s)Central Electricity Generating Board
(1976–1989)
Nuclear Electric
(1989–1996)
British Energy
(1996–2009)
EDF Energy
(2009–present)
Operator(s)EDF Energy
Pouer generation
Units operational2 x 655 MWe (Operating at ~475 MWe[1] )
Mak an modelGeneral Electric Company
Nameplate capacity1310
Thermal capacity2 x 1494 MWt
Annual generation7,202
Wabsteid
www.edfenergy.com/energy/power-stations/hinkley-point-b
grid reference ST211460

Hinkley Point B is a nuclear pouer station near Bridgwater, Somerset, on the Bristol Channel coast o south wast Ingland. It was the first commercial Advanced Gas-cuiled Reactor tae generate pouer for the National Grid in 1976 an shares its design wi sister station Hunterston B nuclear pouer station.

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  1. "Hinkley Point B EDF Energy". Retrieved 14 Oct 2014.