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EDF, in its annual fleet update, said it plans to invest a further £1.3bn ($1.65bn) in the UK’s five generating NPPs over 2024-26, taking the total invested in the fleet to nearly £9bn since 2009. EDF Energy manages the UK’s eight nuclear power station sites, five in operation (Sizewell B, Torness, Heysham 2, Heysham 1, Hartlepool) and three that are being defuelled pending decommissioning (Hunterston B, Hinkley Point B and Dungeness B).

Date: Wednesday, 10 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsedf-may-extend-operation-of-uk-agrs-11423166

The defuelling of the first reactor at the UK’s Hunterston B NPP has been completed, on time and on budget, EDF Energy reported. Reactor 3 was defuelled in 16 months and work is due to start shortly on Reactor 4.

Date: Friday, 22 September 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsdefuelling-of-first-reactor-complete-at-hunterston-b-11164076

The defueling of the first of two reactors at the Hunterston B advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR) nuclear power plant in the UK has been completed on time and on budget, EDF Energy announced.

Date: Friday, 22 September 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Fuel-removed-from-first-Hunterston-B-reactor

Workers have started removing used nuclear fuel from the reactors at the UK’s Hunterston B NPP in Scotland, EDF Energy said. The station stopped generating electricity in January. Since then the workforce has been carrying out a statutory outage to ensure the two units are ready for defuelling.

Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsdefuelling-of-uks-hunterston-b-npp-begins-9722805

A new report, “The decommissioning of the AGR nuclear power stations” published by UK's National Audit Office (NAO) examines whether the government's arrangements for decommissioning AGR nuclear power stations will lead to better value for money. The NAO scrutinises public spending to help Parliament hold government to account and improve public services.

Date: Tuesday, 01 February 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnational-audit-office-looks-at-uk-plans-for-agr-decommissioning-9448573

The UK’s new funding arrangements for the decommissioning of seven of its advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR) nuclear power plants could deliver savings but "financial risks" remain and its success "will ultimately depend on the relevant parties working collaboratively", says the UK spending watchdog the National Audit Office (NAO).

Date: Saturday, 29 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-NAO

The Unit B2 (Reactor 4) of the Hunterston NPP in North Ayrshire, Scotland, was permanently shut down on 7 January after generating electricity for 46 years.

Date: Tuesday, 11 January 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfinal-shutdown-for-uks-hunterston-b-9388015

The UK government is in discussions regarding proposals for a new nuclear power plant at Wylfa on Anglesey, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed on 2 October in an interview with BBC Wales. He said previous governments in the country "have refused to take the tough decisions on nuclear for too long." Meanwhile, EDF Energy has called for the government to make prompt decisions regarding the Sizewell C project.

Date: Tuesday, 05 October 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-needs-new-nuclear,-says-Prime-Minister