Ofgem tells National Grid to cut Hinkley funding by £80m

Ofgem tells National Grid to cut Hinkley funding by £80m

The regulator said it was planning to reduce by £80 million what the country’s grid operator is allowed to charge households to connect Hinkley Point C.

Wood wins contract for Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor

Wood wins contract for Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor

The energy services firm has signed a deal with EDF Energy, developers of the Hinkley Point C plant in Somerset. Hinkley Point C will employ around 900 people once constructed and is intended to deliver seven percent of the UK’s electricity when older nuclear power stations shut down.

Balfour Beatty win multi-million Hinkley Point C contract

Balfour Beatty win multi-million Hinkley Point C contract

The contract will see the firm deliver the £214 million North and South 400kV overhead line project on behalf of National Grid. The deal follows Balfour’s agreement to install the nuclear power station’s electrical works package in a joint venture with NG Bailey in 2015, and the tunneling and marine works package in 2017.

Moorside’s atomic dream was an illusion. Renewables are the future

Moorside’s atomic dream was an illusion. Renewables are the future

It took a decade from Tony Blair signalling the UK’s renewed interest in nuclear power in 2006 for France’s EDF Energy and the British government to sign a generous subsidy deal and green-light Hinkley Point C , the UK’s first new nuclear plant in a generation.

Hinkley Point C 'on track' despite setbacks

Hinkley Point C 'on track' despite setbacks

More than 3,200 people are building the power station in Somerset, and EDF said the project is on track for its next major milestone in 2019 – completion of the 4,500 tonne concrete platform on which the reactor buildings sit.