Dungeness B power station is back up to full capacity after it finished a period of planned maintenance on one of the two units at the station.
Each of the two units at Dungeness B is shut down every three years for something called a ‘statutory outage’. During the outage the reactor is switched off allowing a team of experts to inspect and maintain the plant. The power station’s owner EDF Energy, describes the process as being similar to a car’s MOT, but with much more planning.
The company has spent more than £30 million on the planned programme of maintenance works.
Cross-post from Kentnews.co.uk.by