The owners of Dungeness B power station say they are confident that its lifetime will be extended until 2028. The facility was due to be decommissioned in four year's time. A final decision on its future will be made by the end of this year.
The station employs around 750 staff and is claimed to contribute around £30m to the local economy each year.
A couple from Kent say they had to wait two weeks for full restoration of their power after the storm on Christmas Eve. Sue and Malachi Doyle from Marshside near Chislet say they felt abandoned by UK Power Networks.
West Sussex County Council says it is ready to offer help and advice to vulnerable people who may still be suffering from a loss of power as a result of the storm that swept across the county on Monday.
The council is urging vulnerable people or residents who know of someone in their area affected by this to contact them on 01243 642104.It's believed that in some parts of West Sussex, power supplies may not be back to normal until Wednesday.