Working with stakeholders and communities
NuGen aims to develop strong and long-term relationships with the local community and stakeholders around our proposed site.
We have actively worked with the National Grid during their consultation on the grid connection. Our first stakeholder event took place in January 2011 in West Cumbria and have since held a number of very positive meetings with local authorities and business representatives.
We recognise the importance of drawing upon the expertise and knowledge that comes from the long tradition of nuclear power in West Cumbria where more than 12,000 people are directly employed by the nuclear industry with many more indirectly involved.
We have established a permanent bases at Westlakes Science & Technology Park and the Moorside Information Centre at the Civic Hall in Whitehaven from where we expect to contribute to Cumbria’s “Energy Coast” vision and seek to develop strong and long-term relationships with local communities in West Cumbria.
NuGen will also play a full part on the national stage in helping to shape the debate on energy policy and electricity market reform. We will engage in a constructive dialogue with government and contribute to an important discussion on the UK’s energy future.