Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station

Enquiry received via email

Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station

11 May 2018
Jonathan Dean


Please can I inquire about the application of the Overarching National Policy Statement for Energy (EN-1). Section 4.6 concerns combined heat and power, and in particular section 4.6.6 notes ...
"any application to develop a thermal generating station under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 must either include CHP or contain evidence that the possibilities for CHP have been fully explored to inform the IPC’s consideration of the application. This should be through an audit trail of dialogue between the applicant and prospective customers."
Can I also share an extract from recent correspondence with the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy ...
" ... explore the idea of using waste heat from the power station. This is because this waste heat will be of sufficient temperature ... and it can be piped a considerable distance from the power station to the surrounding environment."
Can you confirm that examination of the above referenced audit train will form part of the DCO examination?

Advice given

We confirm that the Examining Authority will assess the application against the policy requirements in EN-1 and EN-6 and any other polices that the Examining Authority considers to be relevant.