The revised estimates come after the British government recently announced plans to expand its nuclear energy program to a scale not seen in 70 years: as part of the government's plans to tackle climate change. By 2050, the UK wants to cover 25% of its electricity needs with nuclear energy. If the Hinkley C power station is completed as planned
In the next 60 years, it will produce enough electricity to supply nearly six million households.
According to the government spokesman, the new power station “Non-governmental project“And, as such,
Any additional costs or schedule overruns are the responsibility of EDF and its partners and are in no way the responsibility of the taxpayer.
The UK's first new nuclear power station since the 1990s was estimated to cost around £26 billion in 2022, with a planned completion date of June 2027 – a cost estimate provided in 2015 prices to facilitate comparison over time. However, taking inflation into account
The previous estimate of final costs of £26 billion is now £34 billion.
So that's about a third increase in the story. In addition, the project has been hampered by serious delays in the past, as supply chains have also been damaged by the pandemic and labor shortages have arisen, also due to these The planned completion date may be delayed by three years.
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