EDF chief executive Vincent de Rivaz has said he is "delighted" at the government's decision to go ahead with the Hinkley project and said its review of the deal was "sensible and very logical".
De Rivaz said that he was pleased to agree with the government that they intend to maintain the major stake in the project and ensure that 64% of their suppliers are from the UK.
"It's very sensible, it is very logical, we are very comfortable with that and we are very pleased to say yes to the government asking us to make this commitment," he said.
But he added that selling their stake in the project is "not at all on the agenda."
He added that Hinkley is a "good deal" for consumers and that it would kick-start other nuclear deals at Sizewell and Bradwell that will be cheaper.
Why does the government want a new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point and why has it proved so controversial?
Government officialscan't provide any detail about how a national security test for future critical infrastructure deals will be applied.
The government approved new nuclear power plants back in 2006 but the plan for Hinkley was only given the go ahead 10 years later.