EDF recently announced a decision to extend the operational lifetimes of two of its UK nuclear plants by 7 years, as well as an intention to seek lifetime extensions for the remainder of the fleet. Nuclear has long been a key source of power supply in the UK, and the decision ensures this will continue to be the case. Reactor lifetime extensions will also have an impact on the wider power mix, reducing the requirement for the construction of new conventional capacity.
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Insight | Jan 2013
A new lease of life for old UK nuclear
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