Nuclear Power Stations: Cumbria

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 2nd March 2017.

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Photo of Alan Whitehead Alan Whitehead Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Climate Change), Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential contribution to domestic energy production of the planned Moorside nuclear plant; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The proposed nuclear plant at Moorside could deliver up to 3.8GW of gross electricy capacity. The developers of the project, NuGen, estimate this will provide 7% of the UK’s electricity needs – equivalent to powering 6 million homes.

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