Torness Nuclear Power Station at Dunbar generated a “momentous milestone” in its 25 year history last week.
The plant clocked up 200 terrawatt hours of low carbon electricity since it connected to grid in 1988 - the amount of power needed to run 20 billion 100 kilowatt bulbs for an hour or almost three 100 kilowatt bulbs for every person on the planet for an hour.
There are two reactors at Torness, both capable of generating 665 megawatts of power every minute of every day - enough low carbon electricity for around two million homes.
Station Director Paul Winkle said: “As a team we all know how challenging it is to keep the reactors producing for this length of time. But by placing nuclear safety first, maintaining high levels of nuclear professionalism and strong operational focus, we have managed to generate 200TWH.”
East Lothian’s Labour MSP Iain Gray paid tribute to staff, saying Torness was important to the local economy.
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