NuGen is a UK nuclear company jointly owned by GDF Suez and Iberdrola. Set up in February 2009, the joint venture secured an option to buy land for £70million in October 2009 from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) for the development of a new nuclear power station near Sellafield on the UK's West Cumbrian coast.
In June 2011 NuGen's chosen site was deemed suitable by the UK government in its National Policy Statement. NuGen is now preparing detailed development plans for the 'Moorside' site to go through a consultation process, aiming for a final investment decision to be taken around 2015. 
NuGen’s Moorside project focuses on the development of a new generation nuclear power station of up to 3.6 GW on land in West Cumbria.
In June 2012 local press reports said the company planned to pay local council staff for work on the development application for this project.
- NuGen is set to pay for Copeland Council staff to do work for it to help pave the way for a planned nuclear power station. The aim of the proposed work is to progress an application for development order consent leading to construction but without prejudice to whether or not the Moorside reactors are built near Sellafield. A new National Infrastructure Directorate will decide on all new UK power station applications, including Moorside. But decisions will be made by the government body based on views from the councils, consultations and from prospective developers. Subject to Planning Performance Agreements being signed off around the end of June, NuGen will fund a legally-binding contract for a wide range of work to be done on its behalf by both Copeland and Cumbria County Council staff. 
- Nuclear Development Forum - Olivier Carret and Alfio Vidal both attended the 27 October 2011 meeting hosted by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Only Vidal attended the 15 May 2012 meeting. 
- Alfio Vidal -Executive Director
- Olivier Carret - Chief Operating Director at NuGeneration Ltd, previously GrDF Director International Relations at GDF Suez
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Hitachi bets £700m on nuclear Britain, Sunday Times 28th October 2012