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Hinkley Point C: An opportunity to power the future

EDF Energy has published plans to build two new reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset, subject to the right investment framework.

The reactors would be built next to the existing Hinkley Point A and B stations and would produce enough energy for around five million homes.

Agreement reached on commercial terms for the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear power station

Planning consent granted

On 19th March 2013 the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change granted a development consent order to EDF Energy to build and operate Hinkley Point C and associated development. The decision follows the submission of EDF Energy’s application to the Infrastructure Planning Commission (now the Planning Inspectorate) on 31 October 2011.

Read the Planning Inspectorate’s recommendation and EDF Energy’s press statement. Click here for more information about Hinkley Point C’s planning and other permissions and consents.

Creating more than just a power plant

With a strong local focus, the Hinkley Point C project will create a new generation of skilled engineers, thousands of job opportunities as well as contractual opportunities for local firms. It aims to give a real boost to the Somerset and South-West regional economy.

Read our brochure and watch our short film to find out more about Hinkley Point C and the benefits it will bring to the UK. Read more about job opportunities here.


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