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1 Hinkley Point C: Consultation on Preferred Proposals – Presentation 1 Hinkley Point C: Proposed nuclear development Nigel Knee – Head of Nuclear Policy Severn Estuary Forum – 8 October 2010

2 Hinkley Point C: Consultation on Preferred Proposals – Presentation 22 About EDF Energy UK’s biggest electricity generator –Nuclear –Coal –Gas –Wind –Combined heat and power Gas and electricity supplier to 5.5 million customers

3 Hinkley Point C: Consultation on Preferred Proposals – Presentation Helps combat climate change Reduces reliance on imported gas Benefits customers and UK competitiveness The policy case for nuclear Low Carbon Emissions Security of Supply Stability of Costs

4 Hinkley Point C: Consultation on Preferred Proposals – Presentation 4 Hinkley Point C Two UK EPRs generating low carbon electricity for around 5 million homes Capable of generating over 6% of the UK’s electricity Up to 5,000 temporary jobs during construction 900 permanent jobs during operation Expected to contribute £100 million a year to the local economy during construction Expected to contribute £40 million a year to the local economy during operations

5 Hinkley Point C: Consultation on Preferred Proposals – Presentation 5 Landscape Masterplan Hinkley Point A and B Hinkley Point C

6 Hinkley Point C: Consultation on Preferred Proposals – Presentation 6 Vision for Nuclear New Build EDF Energy intends to develop a nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C that will make a major contribution to the nation’s low carbon energy needs. The development, operation and ultimate decommissioning of the power station will be undertaken in a manner consistent with the highest standards of safety, reliability and sustainability. EDF Energy will strive to ensure that the inherent benefits of its investment in Hinkley Point C are captured in a way which maximises its practical contribution to the local and regional economy. EDF Energy will ensure that any significant adverse effects of the construction, operation or decommissioning of the power station are appropriately mitigated in a way which is environmentally responsible and sensitive both to the needs of the community and to the strategies of the relevant authorities.

7 Hinkley Point C: Consultation on Preferred Proposals – Presentation 7 The Main Site - Overview

8 Hinkley Point C: Consultation on Preferred Proposals – Presentation 8 Construction programme

9 Hinkley Point C: Consultation on Preferred Proposals – Presentation 9 Visualisation from the Severn Estuary Hinkley Point B (operational) Hinkley Point A (decommissioning) Hinkley Point C (proposed)

10 Hinkley Point C: Consultation on Preferred Proposals – Presentation 10 Marine Ecology – potential impacts Construction -Physical damage to habitats -Disturbance to habitats and species -Changes in water quality -Noise impacts Operation -Loss or damage to habitats -Entrainment or impingement on intake screens -Water quality (temperature, flow, chemistry) -Maintenance dredging -Noise impacts

11 Hinkley Point C: Consultation on Preferred Proposals – Presentation 11 Associated Development Sites

12 Hinkley Point C: Consultation on Preferred Proposals – Presentation 12 Combwich Wharf

13 Hinkley Point C: Consultation on Preferred Proposals – Presentation 13 Community: Our Commitments To develop complementary strategies which mitigate our impact and positively contribute to Somerset: Economic development Developing a low carbon future Education, employment and skills Housing (accommodation) Community wellbeing

14 Hinkley Point C: Consultation on Preferred Proposals – Presentation 14 Hinkley Point C

15 Hinkley Point C: Consultation on Preferred Proposals – Presentation 15


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