Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered at on 2 January 2019.

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Photo of Lord West of Spithead Lord West of Spithead Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government which of the planned new generation of UK nuclear power stations will be the first to become operational; when this will be; and when the remaining planned nuclear power stations are expected to become operational.

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

In September 2016, this Government agreed to the first new nuclear power station in a generation at Hinkley Point C. The developer is forecasting that Commercial Operations will commence at Hinkley in 2025. Industry has brought forward proposals for a number of other projects and it is for the developers to set out their timescales.

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