With only one of the existing facilities in the UK set to be operational by 2030, building new nuclear power plants in the UK is more critical than ever. Several new facilities are currently in the works, though funding has proved a problem for some. From Bradwell B to Wyfla Newydd, here we profile all the UK’s proposed nuclear facilities, how they’re progressing and what they could provide for the country’s grid. French utilities firm EDF Energy claims Hinkley Point C, in Somerset, will provide energy to six million homes when it is up and running via its 3.2 gigawatt (GW) output. The two nuclear reactors it will house will be the first to be built in the UK since the Sizewell B station on the Suffolk coast began producing power in 1995. EDF Energy has the lion’s share of the £20.3bn project, while state-owned Chinese firm CGN has a 33% share in the power station.
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