Hinkley Point B power station near Burnham-On-Sea now holds the record for generating more electricity than any other nuclear power station in the country. EDF Energy said this week that it has achieved the milestone of generating 300 TWh (terawatt hours) of low-carbon electricity since coming online in 1976. The firm says the station has produced enough to power every home for almost three years whilst avoiding the production of 105 Million tonnes of C02e, the equivalent of removing all cars from our roads for one and a half years. Hinkley Point B first started operating in February 1976, making history when it became the first of the then Central Electricity Generating Board’s advanced gas cooled reactors to connect to the national grid.
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