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Note that in the main capacity figures published, those for wind and solar are adjusted to allow for intermittency, by a factor of 0.43 for wind and 0.17 for solar PV, hence 'declared net capacity' (DNC) – “the nominal maximum capability of a generating set to supply electricity to consumers”.
The 78.3 GWe total above is thus less than the sum of the individual actual capacities.
The energy secretary said: "Opponents of nuclear misread the science. The challenge, as with other low carbon technologies, is to deliver nuclear power which is low cost as well. “We are dealing with a legacy of under-investment and with Hinkley Point C planning to start generating in the mid-2020s, this is already changing.
Currently, there are 15 operating reactors in the UK totalling 9.5 GWe capacity.In the light of projected peak demand of 85 GWe by 2050, its main scenario called for 14.5 GWe of new nuclear plant online by 2035, and nuclear supplying 31% of demand in 2050.Different scenarios concerning electric vehicles increase peak demand by 6 GWe, 11 GWe or 18 GWe by 2050 depending on when the majority are charged, and assuming 7 k W charging (30 amps).The company is working on the development of four 300 MWe open cycle gas turbine units, intending to commit when “the UK capacity market clears at a price that provides a robust underpinning for such investment.” Two could be online by 2021, and the other two by 2024.In November 2015 the government articulated new policy priorities for UK energy, involving possibly phasing out coal-fired generation without CO2 abatement in 2025, building new gas-fired plants, and much greater reliance on nuclear power and offshore wind to grapple with “a legacy of ageing, often unreliable plant” and undue reliance on coal.