Delivering reliable, safe, home-grown power is essential for the net zero future.

Renewable energy will be central in the new energy system, but many sources of renewable energy are intermittent – they do not produce easily predictable quantities of electricity from day to day.

Other sources of power are needed to support the renewables sector to ensure continuous supply.

Gas currently plays this role, but it is not a low carbon technology, and mostly has to be imported. Other options are importing electricity from neighbouring countries or developing storage technologies on a very large-scale. These all have a role to play, but none offer reliable, home-grown supplies of low carbon power on the same scale as nuclear.

Nuclear has a vital role to play as a safe, proven, technology which has been at the heart of the UK’s energy system for decades – from the era of coal generation to the increasingly renewables-led sector.

With renewables, nuclear is ready to keep the lights on in future.

It’s time to Rediscover Nuclear.

 

Nuclear is at the heart of the UK's energy system

Nuclear power provides 20% of our electricity. That’s 1 in 5 homes, 1 in 5 schools and 1 in 5 hospitals across the UK.

Nucle...

Nuclear power provides 20% of our electricity. That’s 1 in 5 homes, 1 in 5 schools and 1 in 5 hospitals across the UK.

Nucle...

Nuclear power provides 20% of our electricity. That’s 1 in 5 homes, 1 in 5 schools and 1 in 5 hospitals across the UK.

Nuclear has played this key role at the heart of our energy system for decades.

As a reliable source of low carbon energy which can balance wind and solar when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining, nuclear will play a critical role in the energy system of the future.

Home-grown power for the UK

Securing low carbon energy for the future of the UK means we need home-grown sources of power.

If we rely on imported gas or elect...

Securing low carbon energy for the future of the UK means we need home-grown sources of power.

If we rely on imported gas or elect...

Securing low carbon energy for the future of the UK means we need home-grown sources of power.

If we rely on imported gas or electricity, decarbonisation will be out of reach.

Nuclear power is generated and supplied in the UK, and not affected by changes abroad.

As a home-grown industry, nuclear power also ensures the majority of economic benefit from investment in nuclear stays in the UK – including roughly two thirds of the value of Hinkley Point’s construction.

The low carbon future is in our hands if we rediscover nuclear.

New nuclear

Nuclear isn’t just at the centre of the current energy system, but the centre of the future energy system too.

The new build...

Nuclear isn’t just at the centre of the current energy system, but the centre of the future energy system too.

The new build...

Nuclear isn’t just at the centre of the current energy system, but the centre of the future energy system too.

The new build project at Hinkley Point C will provide 7 % of UK generation, powering 6 million homes.

Hinkley Point C is also a major boost to the supply chain, with over 3,000 people employed at the site.

This huge boost to the supply chain will also help to deliver future new build projects, whether conventional nuclear, small modular reactors or fusion, which will provide low carbon, reliable energy which underpins the switch to a zero carbon economy.

New build is ready to play a part delivering the energy system of the future.

The impact of nuclear

Ever thought about the economic, social and environmental impact of the UK’s nuclear industry?

 

There are many ways you can get involved with the NIA and make the most of your membership to meet the right people across the industry

Attend a Business Group meeting

Attending a Business Group meeting will help you meet the right people and grow your business. Find out more about the groups.

Update your details on the Trade Directory

Make sure your details are up to date in the NIA’s unique nuclear Trade Directory, which gives you access to the contact details for key decision makers across the industry.

Get in touch

Email membership@niauk.org to make sure we have the right contact details for people across the business to send a comprehensive round up of industry news.

Promote your business

As a member you can send press releases to promote latest developments in the NIA member news feed, through our social media platforms as well as to Industry Link, our quarterly membership magazine. Send your stories to press@niauk.org.