Bassetlaw site makes reserve list for UK fusion energy plant

West Burton A, near Retford in Bassetlaw, has made the UKAEA’s reserve list to be the potential future home of the UK’s prototype fusion energy plant – the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production, or “STEP”.

Although the site didn’t make the final shortlist, it will be brought into the process by the end of this year if any of the five sites fall out of the process.

Leader of Bassetlaw District Council, Cllr Simon Greaves said:

“It is very disappointing that West Burton A hasn’t made the actual shortlist, but the fact it is on the reserve list recognises the great potential for the site. We will continue to work hard with EDF and our partners at the County Council to secure a sustainable long term use for this site, along with the other coal fired power station sites in the District.”


Last Updated on Thursday, November 18, 2021