Power needed to build a Power Station
EdF the French multinational building Hinkley C are applying for a permit.
To continue working they currently have 200 diesel powered generators on site.
According to the Environment Agency (EA) “the combined rated thermal input of the diesel generators at the HPC construction site means that….” in essence they need a permit.
Obviously the company will need power on site. For a project of this scale, a workforce of 5,000, then that doesn’t sound excessive.
The odd part of this story is it now goes out to public consultation.
Some of our readers will be anti nuclear power.
Some will be anti diesel generators.
Others will undoubtedly think the opposite.
The question that begs itself, is whether any of the lay public are actually qualified to know if this is reasonable or not.
Especially given that the consultation process is less than 2 weeks. Responses must be received by 17 June.
If you want to try and inform yourself and contribute, you’ll find all the information here:
But we have to finish by returning to our question. There are many things we like to be consulted on.
But in this case, with lots of expensive experts at its disposal, it seems odd that the EA should need to ask the public’s opinion.
And one final question. What exactly will they do if everyone writes in and says “don’t give permission.”