EDF Energy begins planning for nuclear power plant in UK

EDF Energy on Sept. 21 said it has started making plans to build a new nuclear plant at the existing, single-unit, 1,191 MW Sizewell station in the UK.

Following initial meetings, EDF Energy said it sent a draft Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC) to Suffolk authorities to invite feedback on the proposed consultation program for the Sizewell C project, with its formal public consultation planned for the end of November.

"We are very pleased to signal the start of our formal consultation for Sizewell C. It demonstrates our clear intent to progress our role at the forefront of the UK's nuclear renaissance,” said Richard Mayson, director of Planning and External Affairs for EDF Energy Nuclear New Build.

EDF Energy also said that Sept. 22 marks the end of the Planning Inspectorate's six-month, examination of EDF Energy's application to build and operate a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C in Somerset. The Planning Inspectorate now has up to three months to make a recommendation to the Secretary of State.

Hinkley Point C is subject to planning consent and a final investment decision by the end of the year.

EDF Energy operates eight nuclear power plants in the UK.

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