Sizewell C Power Station

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 21st October 2019.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 7 October 2019 to Question 290553 on Sizewell C Power Station, by what framework consumer affordability will be assessed ahead of granting Regulated Asset Base nuclear licences.

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

Our consultation on whether a Regulated Asset Base model could be applied to future nuclear projects set out a proposed test to assess value for money for consumers and taxpayers. The consultation which recently closed is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/regulated-asset-base-rab-model-for-nuclear

We are reviewing the responses to the consultation and will respond in due course.

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