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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

EDF has confirmed plans to extend operation of unit 1 at the UK’s Heysham NPP and Hartlepool NPP for a further two years until 2026.

Date: Wednesday, 15 March 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsedf-extends-operation-of-hartlepool-and-heysham-by-two-years-10673457

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 has opened for consultation its assessment of a new financing model aimed at reducing the cost of new nuclear power plant projects by having consumers pay upfront through their energy bills. A solution is needed urgently because nuclear energy is seen as a vital part of the government's commitment to cutting the country's carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. Seven of the UK’s eight existing nuclear plants are set to be retired by 2030.

Date: Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-considers-Regulated-Asset-Base-model-to-finance

The UK has opened for consultation its assessment of a new financing model aimed at reducing the cost of new nuclear power plant projects by having consumers pay upfront through their energy bills. A solution is needed urgently because nuclear energy is seen as a vital part of the government's commitment to cutting the country's carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. Seven of the UK’s eight existing nuclear plants are set to be retired by 2030.

Date: Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-considers-Regulated-Asset-Base-model-to-finance

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and the Environment Agency (EA) have completed "initial high-level scrutiny" of the UK HPR1000 reactor design. The design now moves onto the third of four stages in the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process.

Date: Thursday, 15 November 2018
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-HPR1000-moves-to-next-step-of-design-assessment

EDF Energy CEO Vincent de Rivaz told UK parliament's Energy and Climate Change Committee on 23 March that the Hinkley Point C nuclear project in the UK will "clearly and categorically" go ahead with a final investment decision at the beginning of May. He said: "It will go ahead because we have the expertise, the supply chain and our long-standing partners CGN [China General Nuclear]. We are confident in this project and in the EPR technology."

Date: Saturday, 26 March 2016
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-parliament-scrutinises-uk-plans-4847996

A UK parliamentary committee has called EDF Energy, and other energy companies planning to build reactors in the UK, to give evidence on the future of the nuclear industry at a special inquiry in London on 23 March. Angus MacNeil, chairman of the energy and climate change committee, said the government is counting on new nuclear to supply a significant proportion of the UK's low-carbon baseload power. "The focus right now is on Hinkley Point C, but there are other important projects in the pipeline. Serious questions are being raised about the cost and viability of the Hinkley project and the value for money for taxpayers," he said. The committee said it will hear from commentators who have raised concerns about financing nuclear projects.

Date: Friday, 18 March 2016
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-parliament-seeks-reassurance-on-nuclear-newbuild-4843207

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has today granted the first new site licence for a UK nuclear power station in 25 years.

Date: Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsonr-grants-nuclear-licence-for-hinkley-c

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