New nuclear

EDF aims to lend our deep expertise in building and operating nuclear energy facilities to our partners in the United States. EDF aims to build a new nuclear facility at an existing nuclear energy site at Maryland’s Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Station. This is good news for the local community and for the revitalization of new nuclear energy in the U.S. A new nuclear energy facility means clean energy, local jobs and economic returns, thanks to direct investment and the additional business activity generated by a new facility and our employees.
Since December 2007, the Group has been managing the construction of a lead unit at EDF's Flamanville site
in the Normandy region of western France.

About UniStar

UniStar Nuclear Energy LLC, an EDF Group company, was established in 2007 to contribute to a renewed interest in nuclear energy in the U.S. UniStar and EDF selected AREVA’s 1,600 MW U.S. EPR technology, an advanced version of proven nuclear energy technology for the proposed Calvert Cliffs Unit 3 (CC3) project in Maryland. CC3 is the first planned facility in the U.S., and will benefit from the lessons learned from the EPR nuclear energy projects currently under construction in France in China.

UniStar’s CC3 would add a third nuclear energy unit to CENG’s existing two units at this site, which have excellent records in safety, performance and environmental responsibility. The new unit would almost double the site’s current capacity for clean energy, contributing additional around-the-clock power to meet the growing electricity needs of the Mid-Atlantic region.


A new nuclear energy facility means…

Jobs: 4,000 during construction, 300 to 500 in operation
Greenhouse gaz emissions

Cost of nuclear generation: -30% in 10 years
$430 M per year: 40 in total labor income, 20 in taxes

Flamanville EPR - A state-of-the-art nuclear reactor