Hinkley Point C

At Hinkley Point C we're building two new nuclear reactors, the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in Britain providing zero-carbon electricity for around six million homes.

Helping Britain Achieve Net Zero

Hinkley Point C is the biggest environmental project in Britain – it’s needed to help Britain Achieve Net Zero.

Benefits of Hinkley Point C

Hinkley Point C delivers economic benefits, jobs and skills for businesses and people across Britain.

homes will be powered by Hinkley Point C

 people in Britain working on the project

invested directly into education, skills and employment

tonnes of C02 avoided each year

Essential for future energy security

Hinkley Point C is essential for Britain’s future energy security. 

Jobs and Training

We’re not just building a new nuclear power station. We’re developing careers, upskilling generations and creating thousands of employment and apprenticeship opportunities across a variety of skills areas.


We know that a project of the scale of Hinkley Point C can have huge effects on the local community, and we take our responsibility for minimising local disturbance and creating maximum local benefit very seriously. 

Visitor Centre

At our Hinkley Point Visitor Centre, visitors are encouraged to explore how electricity is created in a fun and interactive way.

Getting on with delivery

Thousands of workers are getting on with the job of building Hinkley Point C.

Watch the latest virtual tour

New film shows how 10,000 workers are busy working towards the next major engineering feat, when Big Carl will lift the 245-tonne steel dome on top of the first reactor building.

The reactor

Hinkley Point C will be the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK. The planned twin unit UK EPR is capable of generating 3,260MW of secure, low carbon electricity for 60 years.


A large number are already working on, or have become preferred bidders for, Hinkley Point C and some firms have successfully come together to form joint ventures to work on the project.


Hinkley Point C’s contribution to fighting climate change means that during its 60 years of operation it will have a large, positive impact on the environment. Sustainability and environmental protection are also key features in the construction itself.


We've set up dedicated education programmes designed to support the Hinkley Point C workforce and develop the UK’s industrial capability. Whether you’re still at school or are thinking about a career change - there's something for all ages.

Contact us

The best way to contact us about Hinkley Point C is by completing our online enquiry form. You can also call us on 0333 009 7070 (24 hour free phone number).

For EDF's 24/7 media enquiry line call 01452 652233.

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