HC Deb 23 February 1968 vol 759 c210W
Mr. Woof

asked the Minister of Power which nuclear power station he expects to be producing electricity at 0.54d., or less, per unit sent out in 1970.

Mr. Marsh

None. The lowest cost nuclear station expected to be in operation by 1970 will be Dungeness B with an estimated base-load generating cost of 0.57d./kWh. Allowing for different dates of construction and cost levels, this will be comparable with the generating costs of the best coal-fired stations, e.g. Ratcliffe (0.54) and Cottam (0.56) which are due to be commissioned in 1968. Drax is expected to be commissioned in 1971 with a generating cost of 0.60d.