STEP Programme

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 23rd March 2021.

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Photo of David Morris David Morris Conservative, Morecambe and Lunesdale

What progress the UK Atomic Energy Authority is making in the delivery of the STEP programme.

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

The STEP programme aims to develop and build a prototype fusion power plant in the UK by 2040. The UKAEA has made great progress and are on track to deliver a concept design by 2024, as planned.

The process to select a site for STEP is underway and there have been high levels of engagement from potential sites across the UK, including one in the constituency of my hon Friend.

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