HC Deb 06 March 1986 vol 93 c208W
Mr. Stern

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will list, per kWh at January 1986 prices, the estimated cost of electricity to be purchased from Electricite de France, and that produced at Hinckley B advanced gas-cooled reactor.

Mr. Goodlad

Information for Hinkley B AGR was published in the Central Electricity Generating Board's booklet "Analysis of Generation Costs 1983–84 Update". This showed costs ranging between 1.5p/kWh and 2.64p/kWh depending on the method of calculation. I shall arrange for the CEGB to write to my hon. Friend giving figures adjusted to March 1986 price levels.

Details of the CEGB's purchases of electricity from Electricite de France are commercially confidential but the board has stated that EdF will provide a commercial supply of electricity to the CEGB for two years at a cost of up to 25 per cent. cheaper than could be generated on average in the United Kingdom.