28 Jun 18
Corporate

EDF’s response to the Government’s Nuclear Sector Deal

In response to the Government's Nuclear Sector Deal announced today, an EDF Energy spokesperson said:

“Today’s announcement recognises the vital role nuclear plays in the UK as part of a low carbon energy mix and as a major source of jobs, skills and industrial strength. The new power station EDF Energy and CGN are building at Hinkley Point C is leading the nuclear renaissance, generating huge economic benefits for the South West and helping to make the UK more competitive by boosting nuclear industry skills and expertise. By replicating the design at Sizewell C in Suffolk and exploring new financing options, we believe we can significantly reduce costs in line with the aims set out in the Nuclear Sector Deal.  We continue to work hard to increase opportunities for women in the nuclear industry. We have already boosted the proportion of STEM apprentices we employ and have several programmes in place to support career progression for women at all levels.”

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For more information

Ben Geoghegan
Senior External Communications Manager
(M) +44 (0)7736 480205
ben.geoghegan@edfenergy.com

About EDF

EDF is helping Britain achieve Net Zero by leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future and tackling climate change. We're Britain’s biggest generator of zero-carbon electricity(1), meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers with electricity and gas.

With around 5 million accounts, EDF is one of the largest suppliers to British homes and businesses and a leading supplier of innovative energy solutions that are helping businesses become more energy independent. All of our home and small business customers get energy tariffs backed by zero-carbon electricity as standard.

We generate low carbon electricity from eight nuclear power stations, more than thirty onshore wind farms and two offshore wind farms, and operate one of Britain’s biggest battery storage units, one gas and one coal power station, thousands of EV charge-points, and combined heat and power plants. Wind, nuclear and solar all produce electricity that is zero carbon at the point of generation and have similar emissions over the build, run and retire lifecycles.

EDF is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, and is leading the development of plans for a replica at Sizewell C in Suffolk. Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C will provide low carbon electricity to meet 14% of UK demand and power around 12 million homes. 

EDF is one of the UK’s largest investors in renewables, with 1GW of renewable generation in operation and over 4GW in construction, planning and development across a range of technologies including onshore and offshore wind, solar and battery storage. We are constructing our largest offshore wind farm in Britain – the 450 MW Neart na Gaoithe project in Scotland which will be ready in 2023.

Our energy services business, Imtech, is one of the largest technical service providers in the UK and Ireland.

EDF is part of EDF Group, the world’s biggest electricity generator. In the UK we employ around 13,000 people.