§ 23. Mr. Nabarro
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the planned load-factor and cost £/KWI. for the Hunsterston nuclear power generating station; and with what pumped storage schemes it will work in parallel.
§ Mr. N. Macpherson
The planned average load factor of this station is 80 per cent. and its cost excluding the initial fuel charge is estimated to be £111 per kilowatt installed or £133 per kilowatt sent out. The output will be fed into the South of Scotland Board's grid, with which the proposed pumped storage scheme at Loch Awe, if approved, will also be linked.
§ Mr. Nabarro
Can my hon. Friend say whether this estimate of cost for the Hunterston nuclear power generating station includes or excludes considerations of extra military requirements of plutonium?