§ Mr. Frank Cook
asked the Secretary of State for Energy when (a) Springfields, (b) Heysham A and B, (c) Hartlepool, (d) Wylfa, (e) Trawsfydd, (f) Oldbury, (g) Berkeley, (h) Hinkley Point A and B, (i) Winfrith, (j) Dungeness A and B, (k) Bradwell, (l) Sizewell and (m) Sellafield were connected to the national grid.
§ Mr. Goodlad
The CEGB, BNFL and the UKAEA as appropriate have advised me that the, first of the turbine generators at each station were synchronised to the grid on the following dates:
Date Springfields 1 Heysham 1 July 1983 Heysham 2 2 Hartlepool August 1983 Wylfa January 1971 Trawsfyndd January 1965 Oldbury November 1967 Berkeley June 1962 Hinkley Point A February 1965 Hinkley Point B February 1976 Winfrith December 1967 Dungeness A September 1965 Dungeness B April 1983 Bradwell July 1962 Sizewell January 1966 Sellafield 3 1 The facilities at Springfields do not provide power to the grid. 2 The reactors at Heysham 2 are undergoing engineering tests and no power has been provided to the grid. 3 The Sellafield site includes the Calder Hall reactors the first of which provided electricity supplies to the grid in October 1956. Except for Winfrith, each of these stations has a number of turbines and these were synchronised to the grid at subsequent times.