Following today's announcement regarding Horizon, Vincent de Rivaz, chief executive of EDF Energy, said: "EDF Energy and Centrica remain focused on our project and nothing has changed with regard to that. We are determined to make UK new nuclear a success.
"The UK needs investment in a diverse mix of energy sources including nuclear, gas and renewables. EDF Energy is investing in all three and will commission a new 1300MW CCGT plant in Nottinghamshire in September and the 62MW Teeside Offshore Windfarm before the end of the year.
"With our partner Centrica we are progressing a strong and credible new nuclear project.
"We are making progress on all fronts towards taking the Final Investment Decision at the end of this year, as planned, on the UK's first two new nuclear plants at Hinkley Point.
"Clearly that decision depends on having a profitable project which meets the financial targets. This in turn depends on agreeing, as soon as practicable, the contract for difference through transitional arrangements. These transitional arrangements are a key part of the Electricity Market Reform and have been introduced to allow investors to take timely decisions.
"The Government's framework for Electricity Market Reform must ensure we have a project which is good for consumers, policy makers, jobs and investors.
"We cannot comment on the factors behind the decisions of EON and RWE, which they themselves say relate to the specific financial positions of their two companies and to the consequences of the decision by the German government regarding nuclear.
"Indeed EON and RWE have said that they believe that nuclear power has an important role to play in the UK's future energy mix. We are confident that the projects at Wylfa and Oldbury will be part of this mix.
"For our part, we have made significant progress which demonstrates our determination to make new nuclear a success. We are getting on with the job. We are bringing together the efforts of our own people, suppliers including Areva, Government and the local community."
Recent milestones on the Hinkley Point C project include:
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