The Environment Agency are seeking comments on an environmental permit application received from NNB Generation Company (HPC) Limited for Hinkley Point C Power Station
The company now wants to vary their existing permit to amend or remove conditions relating to the design and operation of the Acoustic Fish Deterrent (AFD) system. This was initially proposed as part of the station’s marine intake system i.e. pipes used to abstract cooling water from the Severn Estuary.
Briefing document available here
What does the operator want to do?
The Company no longer believes it is necessary or practicable to install an Acoustic Fish Deterrent (AFD) system on its marine intake pipes and so it is applying to us to vary its current permit to remove the conditions related to this measure.
What does this mean for the site?
The company has submitted a number of reports alongside its application. We need to consider all of these fully and independently before we can make any decision on whether the company’s proposals are acceptable or not.
Online Consultation details available here EA consultation