Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station

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Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station

Received 13 August 2018
From Nuclear Industry Association


The Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) is the trade association and representative voice of Britain’s civil nuclear industry. It represents more than 250 companies including nuclear power station operators, new build developers and vendors, those engaged in decommissioning, waste management and all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle, the supply chain and consultancy companies.

The NIA believes nuclear energy is essential to meet the UK’s clean energy needs. As part of a diversified energy mix, nuclear-generated energy provides safe and reliable electricity for UK homes, hospitals, schools and industries, whilst helping to reduce carbon emissions.

The civil nuclear sector in an important contributor to the UK’s GDP, the public purse, as well as being the biggest source of low-carbon energy.

As the representative trade association for the nuclear industry, the NIA would like to register our interest in the planning process of this new power station.

Our representations would specifically focus on the following areas: the economic contribution of nuclear to the UK; the value of the Wylfa Newydd project to both the North Wales and the overall UK economy; its role in local and national jobs growth for the industry; the need for new nuclear in a balanced energy mix; and how the Wylfa Newydd project fits into the government’s Industrial Strategy, as part of the recently agreed Nuclear Sector Deal.

It is important to note, as the majority of the UK’s current nuclear fleet comes offline over the next decade, provisions need to be made to replace it with new nuclear plants if we are to meet our legally-binding climate change targets.

Wylfa Newydd is the next step towards realising the government’s programme to build 18GW of new nuclear and is a strategic part of the government’s attempt to ensure a secure, low-carbon future for all.