Hunterston-A2, United Kingdom

Overview
CURRENT STATUS
Permanent Shutdown
DETAILS
Reactor TypeCommercial Reactor
ProcessGCR
VendorGEC
OwnerNuclear Decommissioning Authority
ModelMAGNOX
OperatorMagnox Electric Limited
Capacity Net150 MWe
Capacity Gross173 MWe
Capacity Thermal595 MWt
 
CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION
Start Construction1 October 1957
Criticality1 March 1964
Grid Connection1 June 1964
Commercial Operation1 July 1964
Shutdown31 December 1989
 
OPERATING PERFORMANCE
Output Life28.67 TWh
Capacity Factor Life81.6 %
 

 
 


Reactor Operational Details

YearReference Unit Power MWAnnual Output GWhAnnual Time On Line HoursCapacity Factor %Operational Factor %
1973143969871777.699.8
19741431063.8873685.2100
19751431111.686918999.5
19761501107890482.9100
19771501093869783.499.6
19781501064.65873681.2100
19791501049873680100
19801501044.5873679.7100
1981150944.3883070.799.2
1982150923.7873670.5100
19831501059.5868880.899.4
19841501083.5871282.799.7
19851501121.3869785.699.6
19861501144.6864687.499
19871501132.3856784.896.2
1988150992.95865275.899
Total:16904.7

Source: Operating details - IAEA PRIS
Note: "0" signifies a zero value, or no data available. Data from 1972 or later. 

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