3 Aug 17
Hinkley Point C

Sizewell C appoints new Community Relations Manager

John McNamara has joined the Sizewell C project team reporting into Head of External Affairs, Tom McGarry.

John is from the East of England and was born in Norfolk and has lived in Suffolk for 25 years.  He has worked in the civil nuclear industry for over 20 years and started his career at Sizewell B in 1996 shortly after the station started to produce electricity.

After ten years at Sizewell B, John joined the Nuclear Industry Association in London in 2007 where he was based for five years.  He then went on to join new nuclear build developer NuGen to work on their Moorside project in Cumbria.

Choosing to return back to the nuclear industry in Suffolk is a natural step in John’s career and he joined the community relations team working on the Sizewell C project in June.  Speaking on the appointment John said: “I am delighted to be back in Suffolk working with the community on the Sizewell C project.”

John is based in the Sizewell C information office on High Street Leiston.

EDF Energy

EDF Energy is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers and businesses with electricity and gas.

It generates electricity with eight nuclear power stations, more than 30 wind farms, one gas and two coal power stations, as well as with combined heat and power plants.

EDF Energy is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C. This will provide low carbon electricity to meet 7% of UK demand. The project is already making a positive impact on the local and national economy, British industry, as well as boosting skills and education. EDF Energy also invests in a range of low carbon technologies including renewables and battery storage. It is applying research and development expertise to improve the performance of existing generation and developing the potential of new technologies.

The company provides gas and electricity for more than 5 million customer accounts and is the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain and the largest supplier to British businesses. It offers innovative energy systems for commercial customers and digital innovation for customers at home. EDF Energy has also launched its own innovation accelerator, Blue Lab, which focuses on making customers’ lives easier.

The Better Plan is EDF Energy's framework for being a sustainable and responsible energy business and is an integral part of EDF's 2030 vision to be the efficient, responsible electricity company, and champion of low-carbon growth. The Better Plan is underpinned by comprehensive environmental and social programmes which have been recognised by a wide range of organisations.

EDF Energy is part of EDF Group, the world’s biggest electricity generator. In the UK, the company employs around 13,000 people at locations across England and Scotland.

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