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Hinkley Point C

Summary

  • Operator/Licensee: NNB Generation Company
  • Type of site: New build
  • Location: Somerset

Hinkley Point C website

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Background

Hinkley Point C is a proposed new nuclear power station in Somerset.

NNB Generation Company, a subsidiary of EDF Energy, is the site's licensee following ONR's decision to grant it a site licence in 2012.

NNB plans to build a twin nuclear reactor power station at Hinkley Point C based on the UK EPR reactor design, which completed a generic design assessment in 2012.

In March 2013, the Energy and Climate Change Secretary granted NNB GenCo planning consent for this new site but ONR will need to grant certain permissions and consents before construction can start.