Hartlepool Power Station: Closures

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 20th March 2019.

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Photo of Alan Brown Alan Brown Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2019 to Question 226166 on Hartlepool Power Station: Closures, what plans the Government has to replace the 1185 MW generation capacity of Hartlepool; and what the timescales are for the replacement of that capacity.

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

Holding answer received on 14 March 2019

There are a range of options for replacing this capacity over the coming decades. This Government remains committed to delivering secure, low cost electricity to consumers through a diverse energy mix including renewables and nuclear new build. We agreed to the first new nuclear power station in a generation at Hinkley Point C, which will provide 3.2 gigawatts of secure, low carbon electricity for at least 60 years and power nearly 6 million homes.

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