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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)

Our fleet of nuclear power stations have generated enough low carbon electricity to supply all homes in the UK for more than 19 years.

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 a new power station at Sizewell C in Suffolk.

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.

The EDF nuclear fleet has generated over 2089 TWh of zero carbon electricity

Enough electricity to meet the needs of every home in the UK for 19 years

Avoiding 729m tonnes of CO2 emissions*

Like taking every car off UK roads for 10 years

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

Generating low-carbon electricity


What is nuclear energy?

Find out what nuclear energy is and how nuclear power is produced.

Generating safe nuclear energy

Safety is our number one priority. Find out how we keep you, our employees and the environment safe from harm.

The future of nuclear power

We’re investing in the next generation of nuclear power stations.

What are the advantages of nuclear energy?

Nuclear energy is one of the most low-carbon energy sources, what are the other advantages?

What does graphite do in a nuclear power station?

Graphite bricks play an important role in Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors.

Nuclear lifetime management

EDF's lifetime strategy is to seek life extensions for all its nuclear stations, where it is safe and commercially viable. 

How do you decommission a nuclear power station?

By 2030 all seven of EDF’s AGR nuclear power stations are expected to have ended power generation and be at various stages of decommissioning.

Nuclear power stations in the UK

Around 14% of the UK's electricity is generated by our five nuclear power stations. Find out which reactors at our power stations are in service and what they are generating.

We know nuclear

It takes a special kind of person to work in the nuclear energy industry and although we have thousands of them there’s always a need for more.

Our industry has a mind-boggling range of opportunities and more jobs, and in more places, than you might think. But it’s also an industry which is changing. Meet six members of our nuclear family excited by the opportunities on our changing horizon.

Nuclear Fast Facts

It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of green energy, but nuclear has been contributing to the UK's electricity generation for decades. Nuclear generates electricity with very low carbon emissions and has an important role to play in our energy future.

Find out more with our Nuclear Fast Facts.

What's it like to work in nuclear?


We're helping stations manage changes to the design, operation, and maintenance.

Michelle Hoy,
Head of Nuclear Generation Design Authority

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

Jess Cliff,
Reactor Physics and Criticality Engineer


We're passionate about helping Britain achieve Net Zero.

Mauro Cantoni,
Operations Manager, Investment Delivery

Find out more

Visit a power station

Drop into one of our visitor centres, where we have interactive exhibitions to help you learn more about power generation. You can also book a free tour of any of our nuclear power stations.

Inspiring the next generation

Inspire is Hinkley Point C’s education programme in Somerset and the wider South West region.

Investing in renewable energy

We’re one of the UK’s leading renewable energy companies, owning 36 wind farms – including two off-shore.