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EdF's Hinkley Point C plans move forward

Energy giant EdF Energy has announced has been given the go ahead for preparatory work by West Somerset District Council for its proposed nuclear power plant Hinkley Point C.

The company is also due to submit the nuclear site licence application and key environmental permit applications for plant and has ordered reactor components.

West Somerset District Council yesterday gave permission for work to prepare the site at Hinkley Point C and EdF has given credit for the progress to the Electricity Market Reform (EMR) and ratification of the National Policy Statement for Nuclear by Parliament.

EdF Energy chief executive Vincent de Rivaz said the next steps would be to submit their application to the Infrastructure Planning Commission later this year and finalise details of the contracts for difference feed-in tariffs, which are a key component of the EMR.

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