Over its 20 year lifetime, Whitelee will deliver intermittent electricity to the equivalent of 5,976,740 homes.
A 440 MW Rolls-Royce Small Modular Reactor [SMR] is a Pressurised Water Reactor [PWR] with a likely capacity factor of 90% and will 'Last for 60 years'.
Rolls-Royce Small Modular Reactors.
Using 'average annual domestic electricity usage of 4,266 kWh' a single 440 MW SMR will supply 24/7 electricity to 813,165 homes, for 60 years - the equivalent of 48,789,900 homes.
8 Whitelee-sized wind farms would have to built to deliver the same amount of Intermittent Electricity as the 24/7 Electricity delivered by a single Rolls-Royce
440 MW SMR.
Whitelee 1 & 2 cost £600 million.
8 x £600 million = £4.8 billion.
Taking the worst case scenario of SMRs having the same installed cost per MW, as the Hinkley Point C EPR
[£18 billion for 3,200 MW], a 440 MW SMR would cost
Meaning for the same cost, we could get:
94% More 24/7, Low-Carbon Electricity from SMRs
than the Intermittent, Low-Carbon Electricity from Onshore Wind Farms.