The government’s British Energy Security Strategy will see a significant acceleration of nuclear, with an ambition of up to 24GW by 2050 to come from nuclear.
This would represent up to around 25% of the country’s projected electricity demand. Subject to technology readiness from industry, Small Modular Reactors will form a key part of the nuclear project pipeline.
The government will work to progress a series of projects as soon as possible this decade, including Wylfa site in Anglesey. This could mean delivering up to eight reactors, equivalent to one reactor a year instead of one a decade, accelerating nuclear in Britain.