Power generation

Hunterston gives you private wire demand, major grid access and feedstock by rail and sea – an ‘energy ecosystem’ in action.

It has been a site of power generation since the opening of the first nuclear power station in 1964. As nuclear power generation comes to an end in 2023, and the Western Link HVDC cable runs along the West Coast from Hunterston to Deeside, it opens up significant capacity for the provision of peak power based load generating opportunities.

Benefits include:

  • Load stabilisation opportunities to feed the grid at this crucial point
  • Renewable energy that uses the deep-water quaysides and rail terminals to bring in feed stock
  • Link to private wire customers and feed the grid