Aimee Watson, a lawyer at DWF Law LLP explores the future of Scotland’s nuclear energy capacity. Nuclear power has been a part of Scotland’s domestic generating capacity since 1964 when its first nuclear power station, Hunterston A in North Ayrshire, was opened. At present, Scotland has two operating nuclear power stations, namely Hunterston B in North Ayrshire and Torness in East Lothian, both of which are owned by EDF Energy. EDF Energy did, however, recently announce that Hunterston B nuclear power station will be decommissioned earlier than planned and this process will begin no later than 7 January 2022. It was due to continue in operation until March 2023.
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