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Electricity Production (Cost)

Volume 24: debated on Wednesday 26 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will publish in the Official Report his Department's latest estimate for the average cost in pence per kilowatt hour of electricity produced by existing (a) nuclear, (b) coal and, (c) oil plant.

The Central Electricity Generating Board's annual report and accounts for 1980–81 give figures for that year on an historic cost basis. For plant commissioned between 1965 and 1977 and at Hinkley Point B the figures are as follows:

Nuclear (Magnox)1·65
Nuclear (AGR)1·45