The UK’s National Grid Plc is preparing for a possible power crunch in January as several planned nuclear outages coincide with peak winter demand.
Thirty years ago, legislation to privatise Scotland’s electricity industry was completing its passage through parliament. It created outcomes which were never intended and are ripe for review.
One of the reactors at Torness nuclear power station has been shut down due to a problem with a valve.
Torness nuclear power station will have its life extended by seven years, operator EDF Energy has announced. The facility, near Dunbar in East Lothian, had been due to close by 2023 but will now be operational until 2030. The power station started operating in 1988 and now employs 550 full-time staff plus around 180 contractors.