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Torness Power Station: Closures

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 93787, tabled on 15 December 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with EDF on the operation of Torness nuclear power station; and what the latest estimated shutdown date is.

Answered on

5 January 2022

The decision taken by EDF regarding the end of generation/closure dates for Torness nuclear power stations is a matter for EDF in consultation with the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).

The UK’s Advanced Gas Cooled Reactor (AGR) Fleet has performed beyond original expectations providing extra years of generation. The original expected closure date for Torness was 2023, in 2016 this was extended to 2030. Following a recent review, the extended date has been revised to 2028.

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