Government reports show shocking information on the relative cost of energy:
|Technology||Price per Mwh||Source||Public support %|
|Offshore wind||58||latest CfD price – 2017||79|
|Standard gas (CCGT)||61||BEIS Electricity Generation Cost Report||16 (gas fracking)|
|Onshore wind||65||BEIS Electricity Generation Cost Report||74|
|Large scale solar||71||BEIS Electricity Generation Cost Report||84|
|Nuclear||93||National Audit Office “Nuclear power in the UK”||38|
|Flexible gas (OCGT)||160||BEIS Electricity Generation Cost Report|
It is astonishing that the government has tied the price of nuclear for 35 years at £93 per Mwh. The government department (BEIS) predict the cost of large scale solar and onshore wind to fall to £60 per Mwh by 2030 and further by the end of the nuclear contracts in 2055.
Nuclear may be twice the price of other energy sources by the end of the government contracts.