17 Mar 16
Nuclear New Build

Energy and Climate Change Select Committee - UK New Nuclear Status Update

EDF Energy will be giving evidence to the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee on Wednesday 23rd March as part of its session entitled “UK New Nuclear Status Update”.

The hearing will give EDF Energy an opportunity to answer the Committee’s questions on the investment plans for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C in Somerset.  EDF Energy and CGN signed a Strategic Investment Agreement in October for the construction and operation of Hinkley Point C. This partnership was recently approved by the European Commission.


EDF has recently confirmed its intention to  invest in Hinkley Point C in the near future. Both the French and  British Governments have expressed their strong support for the project which will provide the UK with reliable low carbon electricity to meet 7% of its needs.


EDF Energy witnesses will be:

Vincent de Rivaz, CEO, EDF Energy

Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson, EDF Energy, Managing Director, New Nuclear Build


The hearing with EDF Energy will take place at 10.15-11.30. Further details can be found on the Parliament website:


For more information contact:

Ben Geoghegan
Senior External Communications Manager
0207 752 2626
07736 480205

EDF Energy

EDF Energy is one of the UK’s largest energy companies and the largest producer of low-carbon electricity, producing around one-fifth of the nation's electricity from its nuclear power stations, wind farms, coal and gas power stations and combined heat and power plants. The company supplies gas and electricity to 6 million business and residential customer accounts and is the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain.

EDF Energy’s safe and secure operation of its eight existing nuclear power stations at sites across the country makes it the UK’s largest generator of low carbon electricity. EDF Energy is also leading the UK's nuclear renaissance and has published plans to build four new nuclear plants, subject to the right investment framework.

These new plants could generate enough low carbon electricity for about 40% of Britain’s homes. They would make an important contribution to the UK’s future needs for clean, secure and affordable energy. The project is already creating business and job opportunities for British companies and workers.

Through Our Better Energy Ambitions, EDF Energy has developed one of the biggest environmental and social programmes of any British energy company.

In 2014 EDF Energy received seven ‘Big Ticks’ in the Business in the Community (BITC) Responsible Business Awards. In 2013 EDF Energy received the Environmental Leadership for Behavioural Change Award in the national Environment and Energy Awards and was highly commended in the first ever pan European Corporate Social Responsibility Awards scheme for its Sustainable Schools programme – the Pod.

EDF Energy is part of EDF Group, one of Europe’s largest power companies. The company employs around 15,000 people at locations across the UK.

To find out more about the UK's energy challenges look at www.edfenergy.com/energyfuture/