Centrica, the largest energy supplier in the UK, is one company to have held discussions with British Energy, it has emerged.
Bill Coley, chief executive at British Energy, said that the company was looking at building in the south of England - as a result of the higher demand for energy around London and the south-east.
"If you look at the need for new capacity at the southern end of the UK or towards the London area, you have a greater load centre and a need for capacity first," Mr Coley commented.
"Public opinion is another consideration, and we have very supportive communities in each of the areas around our existing sites in the south."
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