§ Mr. Gregory
asked the Minister of Power what is the anticipated cost of generation from the coal-fired station under construction at Didcot; what is the date at which it is expected to be in full operation; and how this compares with the expected cost of generation at the nuclear power stations under construction at Dungeness B, Hinckley Point B and Hunterston B.
§ Mr. Marsh
The C.E.G.B.'s estimate of the base load generation cost of Didcot is 0.61d./kWh and of Dungeness B and Hinkley Point B 0.57d. and 0.52d./kWh respectively. The cost of Hunterston B is a matter for my right hon. Friend and the Secretary of State for Scotland.
The first generating unit at Didcot is expected to be commissioned in 1969, and the station should be in full operation by 1972.