A RETIRED Hunterston worker says an increase in power cuts locally is a ‘real possibility’ when the station shuts. Hunterston is scheduled to close in nine months time and fears are growing that blackouts will become more commonplace as a result. Hunterston B is capable of supplying electricity to approximately 1.7 million UK homes but will be switched off as go into a period of decommissioning. Fairlie Community Council members were recently addressed by Alan Holden, a retired Hunterston, worker on the issue. He said: “A large part of what we use in the UK comes from gas-fired or nuclear power stations and wind turbines – and if we run out of those, we run out of electricity.
Largs & Millport Weekly News 22Nd April 2021 read more »