EDF Energy

EDF Energy
14 King Square
Bridgwater
Somerset
United Kingdom
TA6 3DG

01278 444600

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EDF Energy is one of the UK’s largest energy companies and the largest producer of low-carbon electricity. We supply more than 5.5 million business and residential customers.

"We produce around one-sixth of the nation's electricity from its nuclear power stations, wind farms, coal and gas power stations and combined heat and power plants. The company supplies gas and electricity to more than 5.5 million business and residential customer accounts and is the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain.
To provide a secure energy supply for the future, the UK needs a diverse and balanced Energy Mix, rather than depending too heavily on only a small number of energy sources. Nuclear power stations are ideally placed to contribute to this mix, as they generate low-carbon electricity reliably. EDF Energy is committed to securing our Energy Future by helping bridge the potential energy gap through investment in an energy mix that balances the needs of low-carbon emissions, security of supply, and affordability.Hinkley Point C is expected to generate a 500 million pound-plus boost to the South West economy during the construction phase.
EDF Energy has also committed to developing local skills and apprenticeships and it is anticipated that the station will create 900 permanent jobs during the 60-year operation of the plant and inject a further £40 million per year into the local economy. Nuclear power is the most affordable large-scale low-carbon energy source currently available to the UK. EDF Energy owns and operates eight of the UK's ten nuclear power stations and has plans to expand two of these sites, Hinkley Point and Sizewell, by building four new nuclear reactors.
Hinkley Point C is expected to generate a 500 million pound-plus boost to the South West economy during the construction phase. EDF Energy has also committed to developing local skills and apprenticeships and it is anticipated that the station will create 900 permanent jobs during the 60-year operation of the plant and inject a further £40 million per year into the local economy.Two new generating units at Hinkley Point C would be capable of supplying enough electricity for around five million homes and at the peak of construction provide around 5,600 jobs on-site and more in the supply chain.
On 19 March 2013 the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change granted a development consent order to EDF Energy to build and operate Hinkley Point C and associated developments.
With a strong local focus, the Hinkley Point C project will create a new generation of skilled engineers, thousands of job opportunities as well as contractual opportunities for local firms. It could give a significant boost to the Somerset and South-West economy."

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