Home sought for UK's ground-breaking prototype fusion power plant
Local communities across the UK are being asked to step forward with proposals to house a prototype fusion power plant in a move that could propel them on to the global stage in a world first. The successful bidder could be first in line for thousands of new local highly-skilled jobs, putting them at the heart of the government’s green industrial revolution.
Fusion offers a virtually limitless source of clean electricity by copying the processes that power the sun.
The UK government has today (Wednesday 2 December) invited UK regions and communities to put forward proposals to become the home of STEP - the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production – the UK’s ambitious programme to design and build a prototype fusion plant.