Centrica plc welcomes the announcement issued today by EDF Energy regarding the plant life extensions of Hinkley Point B and Hunterston B power stations, extending the life of these stations by seven years from 2016 to 2023. This follows completion of the necessary technical, safety and economic evaluation and receipt of the relevant external consents.
Notes to Editors:
- Centrica plc owns a 20% equity stake in Lake Acquisitions Limited with EDF Energy (80%) which operates eight nuclear power stations in the UK. In addition, Centrica also has a 20% option in respect to the new nuclear build project with EDF Energy.
- In December 2010 life extensions were announced for Hartlepool and Heysham 1 nuclear power stations extending the life of these stations until 2019.
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