**3,200 MW Hinkley Point C [HPC] NPP [nuclear power plant] will**

**operate at a capacity factor of 90% for its 60 year design life. It will generate**

**1513.7 million MWh of 24/7 electricity.**

950 MW Moray East Offshore Windfarm [MEOW]

**will power up to 950,000 homes at 3,300 kWh p.a.. This gives a 1st year capacity****factor of 37.67%. But the latest research paper shows an annual decline in turbine performance of 1.6% p.a., which reduces the 25 year average capacity factor to 31.25%**

Over its 25 year lifespan of its 100 x 9.5 MW turbines, 1 MEOW will

**deliver 65.0 million MWh of intermittent electricity.**

**It would take windfarms using a total of 970**

**x 9.5 MW turbines to deliver the same amount of electricity every year as HPC.**

**That would occupy an area of 2,862 sq km, compared to the 0.08 sq km HPC site.**

**But that's not the end of the story. To generate for 60 years,**

**those 970 wind turbines would have to be decommissioned and replaced a 2nd time**

**and be 10 years into their 3rd build before reaching the HPC total. That's a**

**factor of X2.4.**

**2.4 x 970 turbines = 2,328 x 9.5 MW wind turbines = 22,116 MW**

**@**

**£1,800 million/950 MW, the capital cost is £41,904 million.**

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**HPC has been awarded a CfD rate of £92.50/MWh for 35 years and**

**the commercial £42.00/MWh rate for 25 years. However, a fairer comparison**

**requires the use of a £57.50/MWh CfD rate for 35 years. Note: the 35:60 ratio for**

**NPPs is lower [more disadvantageous] than the 15:25 ratio for windfarms.**

**MEOW has been awarded a CfD rate of**

**£57.50/MWh for 15 years and the commercial £42.00/MWh rate for 10 years.**

**Spending £41,904 million in Overnight Costs**

**on Offshore Windfarms, for a ‘Profit’ of £3,247.47 million equates to:**

**A Compound Interest Rate just over**

**0.3% p.a. - [Three**

**Tenths of 1%]**

**Spending £18,000 million in Overnight Costs**

**on a NPP, for a ‘Profit’ of £43,223.85 seems a far better investment bet.**

**Applying the £92.50/MWh for 35 years takes the ‘Profit’ up**

**to £74,129.13 million - an even better investment bet for the children and grandchildren of investors too.**

Thank you for this wonderful article really…helpful…

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