December 12, 2011 / 10:01 AM / 6 years ago

TABLE-UK nuclear power plant outages

 (Updates throughout)	
 LONDON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - EDF Energy operates eight nuclear power plants in
Britain with a combined capacity of almost 9,000 megawatts (MW).	
 Two older and smaller reactors - Wylfa and Oldbury - are run by Magnox.	
 Nuclear power plants regularly stop production for maintenance work or to refuel. They cut
capacity gradually, and it can take a few hours until output reaches zero.	
 PLANTS OUT OF SERVICE                                                     
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 PLANT NAME              CAPACITY (MW)  OUTAGE START   EXPECTED RESTART    REASON
                                                                        
 Hartlepool 1            620            Dec. 3         Dec. 13^            Refuelling
 Dungeness B22           550            Aug. 5         Dec. 20^*           Refuelling
 Wylfa 1                 310            Aug. 17        Dec. 23*            Statutory outage
 Wylfa 2                 310            Aug. 17        Dec. 23*            Statutory outage
 Hinkley Point B-8       480            Oct. 14        Dec. 23^*           Statutory outage
 Dungeness B21           550            Nov. 4         w/c March 19^       Repair work
 TOTAL OFFLINE                                                             
                                                                        
 PLANTS TO GO OUT OF SERVICE                                               
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 PLANT NAME              CAPACITY (MW)  OUTAGE START   EXPECTED RESTART    REASON
                                                                        
 Dungeness B22           550            Feb. 2012^     Unknown             Statutory outage
 Heysham 1-2             450            March 2012^    Unknown             Statutory outage
 Torness 2               640            May 2012^      Unknown             Statutory outage
 Hunterston B-7          500            Aug. 2012^     Unknown             Statutory outage
 Hinkley Point B-7       480            Oct. 2012^     Unknown             Statutory outage
 Hartlepool 2            620            Jan. 2013^     Unknown             Statutory outage
 Sizewell B1             600            Feb. 2013^     Unknown             Statutory outage
 Sizewell B2             600            Feb. 2013^     Unknown             Statutory outage
 Heysham 2-8             660            April 2013^    Unknown             Statutory outage
 Dungeness B21           550            June 2013^     Unknown             Statutory outage
 Heysham 1-1             610            Aug. 2013^     Unknown             Statutory outage
 Torness 1               640            Feb. 2014^     Unknown             Statutory outage
 Hartlepool 1            620            June 2014^     Unknown             Statutory outage
 Hunterston B-8          460            Aug. 2014^     Unknown             Statutory outage
 Heysham 2-7             660            Sept. 2014^    Unknown             Statutory outage
                                                                        
 PLANTS TO CUT OUTPUT                                                      
 PLANT NAME              CAPACITY (MW)  START          END                 AVAILABLE CAPACITY
 	
  
   	
 Sources: National Grid, Reuters news 	
  	
 * Denotes National Grid's plant availability forecast which applies to a 24-hour period
running from 0500 GMT on the date given until 0459 GMT the next day. The company revises the
data for 14 days ahead on a daily basis and forecasts can vary from day to day.	
 ^ Denotes EDF Energy's own forecast data, which is updated daily	
	
 (Reporting by Karolin Schaps)	
 

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