In response to the Electricity Capacity Market Notice issued by National Grid ESO for 6pm on 11 August 2022, the NIA’s Chief Executive, Tom Greatrex, said:
“These warnings, especially in the middle of summer, underscore why we desperately need to build new nuclear capacity to secure firm, clean power, alongside renewables.
“Without fresh investment in nuclear, the UK will continue to rely on volatile gas markets when the variable output of wind and solar don’t meet demand for power, threatening our energy security and driving up bills and emissions.”
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As the trade association for the civil nuclear industry in the UK, the Nuclear Industry Association represents more than 200 companies across the UK’s nuclear supply chain.
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