Sizewell C welcomes the launch of Great British Nuclear

By Rebecca Sodeinde | Published on 20 July 2023 | 2 min read

The Government repeated its support for Sizewell C when it launched Great British Nuclear (GBN) at the Science Museum in London this week.

DESNZ Secretary, Rt Hon Grant Shapps giving an address at the event

GBN has been set up to accelerate the expansion of new nuclear power plants in Britain and bolster the UK’s energy security. A competition for small modular reactor technology was also launched.

The Government hopes that GBN will help the UK hit its target to produce up to a quarter of electricity from homegrown nuclear energy by 2050, whilst having among the cheapest wholesale electricity prices in Europe and supporting jobs nationally.

SZC’s Joint Managing Director, Julia Pyke, participates in a panel discussion chaired by Nuclear and Networks Minister, Andrew Bowie

Many representatives from across the nuclear industry attended the event, including Julia Pyke, Joint Managing Director for Sizewell C. She said:

“It’s great to see the growing ambition for nuclear which underlines the key role it will play in a future ‘net zero’ energy system. Today’s announcement is also another big vote of confidence in Sizewell C, which will continue the transformation in British nuclear construction started by Hinkley Point C.

If Hinkley had been on last year, UK consumers would have saved over £4 billion. Both projects will form a vital part of the future nuclear fleet, helping to lower carbon emissions and reduce energy costs for British households.”


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Posted by Rebecca Sodeinde

Rebecca is Sizewell C's Digital Communications Manager