EDF Energy is extending the operational life of two of its UK nuclear power plants by seven years.
Hinkley Point B in Somerset, and Hunterston B in North Ayrshire, are now expected to remain operational until 2023. Both had been due to cease generation in 2016.
EDF also hopes to build a new power station at the Hinkley Point site.
Last month it took the first step towards that goal when its subsidiary NNB Generation Company was granted a nuclear site licence by the Office for Nuclear Regulation.
The licence means the company has developed the required plans, procedures and structures to build a new power station.
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