HC Deb 06 April 1987 vol 114 c7W
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:

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.