The aim of the Power Plant Siting Study project was to explore the different opportunities and constraints involved in developing sites in England and Wales for new low carbon power plants. The study considers new nuclear as well as fossil fueled power stations using carbon capture and storage technologies. The study is important to understand the different features which could either make a potential site suitable or, alternatively, prevent its viability. This study is intended to inform whether there is likely to be competition for development sites between low carbon technologies, which could be a future constraint in the low carbon replacement of the UK’s ageing power plants. It will help inform the ETI’stechnology strategy development work, which is looking at how to accelerate the development of new energy technologies for a UK transition to a low carbon economy.
The project conclusions are presented here as slides, covering: