Nuclear Power

EDF is leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future, tackling climate change and helping Britain achieve Net Zero. We are Britain’s biggest generator of zero carbon electricity(1)

Around a fifth of the UK's electricity is generated by our eight nuclear power stations, helping power our customers' homes and businesses.

Investing in nuclear power to help Britain achieve Net Zero

  

EDF is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, and plans for new power stations at Sizewell C in Suffolk and Bradwell B in Essex.

Nuclear power is the most reliable, low-carbon energy source currently available to the UK. EDF is playing a key role in the development of nuclear sites, while Hinkley Point C will provide low-carbon electricity to meet 7% of the UK demand. The project is already making a positive impact on the local and national economy as well as boosting skills and education.

In 2019 EDF's 8 nuclear power stations generated enough low carbon electricity for 49% of UK homes

Avoiding 17.8m tonnes of CO2 emissions*

Like taking 8.1m cars off UK roads for a year

*When compared to direct emissions of combined cycle gas turbines | all figures rounded to the nearest hundred thousand

Generating low-carbon electricity

  

What's it like to work in nuclear?

  

Watch video: Working in nuclear - hear from Michelle Hoy, Head of Nuclear Generation Design Authority at EDF

"Helping stations manage changes to the design, operation, and maintenance"

Michelle Hoy, Head of Nuclear Generation Design Authority, shares what Design Authority does at EDF.

Watch video: Working in nuclear - hear from Jess Cliff, Reactor Physics and Criticality Engineer

“If it wasn’t for nuclear physics, stars wouldn’t be able to shine"

Hear why Jess Cliff, Reactor Physics and Criticality Engineer, finds nuclear physics so special and the skills she uses in her role.

Watch video: Working in nuclear - hear from Mauro Cantoni, Operations Manager, Investment Delivery

"We're passionate about helping Britain achieve Net Zero"

Hear from Mauro Cantoni, Operations Manager, Investment Delivery, about the role his team plays in managing the safety of power stations.

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