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Wylfa Power Station

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects Wylfa nuclear power station to cease to generate electricity. (249981)

[holding answer 21 January 2009]: The current closure date for generation at Wylfa is April 2010. However, I am advised by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority that there are improving prospects of running the nuclear power station beyond its scheduled closure date. The NDA’s current planning assumption is that the plant will be able to generate until December 2010 and they expect shortly to seek the appropriate regulatory approval to extend generation to this date. I am further advised that there may be opportunities to extend generation beyond this date and that the options are being studied closely to ensure that this opportunity is maintained.