The UK’s Energy Policy


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Intervenant: Henri Herkelmann
thèmes: UK Government Policy Electricity Market Reform, EDF Energy’s Projects
Présentation lors d’une table ronde sur les perspectives de plusieurs pays à la convention SFEN du 4 avril 2013.

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The UK’s Energy Policy

  1. 1. The UK’s Energy Policy April 20131 UK PROTECT
  2. 2. The Challenges of Our EnergyFuture
  3. 3. The energy gap – need for new capacityExisting and under construction generation plant in Great Britain Increasing GW need for new capacity • UK needs new generating capacity to replace existing capacity that will close • UK Government has a legal obligation to cut CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050 • … and do it in a way we can afford3
  4. 4. UK Government PolicyElectricity Market Reform
  5. 5. UK government policy to address this challenge The UK government has taken significant steps to enable low-carbon investmentsNational Policy Statements for Energy Infrastructure- Sets out policy framework for a faster, more predictable and accountable planningsystem for renewable energy infrastructures- The House of Commons voted overwhelmingly in favour of the National PolicyStatement on Nuclear Power Generation in July 2011Energy Bill- Part of the Energy Market Reform to encourage low-carbon investment- Contract for Difference mechanism certainty and stability for low-carboninvestors
  6. 6. EDF Energy’s Projects
  7. 7. EDF Energy’s Nuclear New Build projectsNew nuclear has support from Government and Political Opposition as well as from the public Hinkley Point C First in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK Capable of generating 3,260MW, 7% of UK need “Shovel-ready”Sizewell C Just completed stage 1 public consultation
  8. 8. Hinkley Point C: the leading UK nuclear prospect Hinkley Point C - a significant moment in the revitalisation of the UK’snuclear power industry- 2 UK EPR nuclear reactor units – based on tried and tested PWR technology- First nuclear power station build in the UK for more that 20 years- Capacity to generate safe, reliable low-carbon electricity for 60 years Hinkley Point C - confidence it can be delivered on time and budget through:- Lessons learnt from major projects and incl. EPRs in France, China and Finland- Stable design with known costs- Decommissioning and waste disposal arrangements- UK supply chain being paired with experienced French companies- Early contractor involvement
  9. 9. Hinkley Point C: “shovel-ready”Significant progress in 2012… Generic Design Assessment Nuclear Site Licence July 2012: European Commission confirmed that the project meets the requirements of the Euratom Treaty (articles 37 and 41)…and further key achievements in 2013 Environmental Permits Consent to construct new power station granted by Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on 19 March 2013
  10. 10. EDF Energy’s Renewables projects EDF Energy Renewables operating assets in 2013 2013: 529 MW 100% growth in 18 months 2011: 268 MW2008: 107 MW
  11. 11. EDF Energy Renewables offshore wind projects UK is EDF Group centre for developing technology and experience of offshore wind Teesside Navitus Bay 62 MW 900 MW (450 MW net) 100% owned by EDF ER Partnership EDF Energy/ENECO In commissioning - delivery 2013 (50/50) Delivery 2019-2021
  12. 12. 12 UK PROTECT