HC Deb 12 February 1963 vol 671 c175W
Mr. Pentland

asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science to what extent the Calder Hall and Chapelcross atomic power stations will be modified during 1963 in order to generate an increased supply of electricity; and what is the estimated cost to Her Majesty's Government.

Mr. Denzil Freeth

The Atomic Energy Authority proposes to reblade three turbines at Calder Hall and two at Chapelcross during 1963 to increase the electricity output capacity by a total of 18 MW. The estimated cost is about £65,000 but this should be recovered, within about eighteen months, as additional revenue from the sale of electricity.