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John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley, Liberal Democrat)

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what demand modelling he has performed to examine the interplay between gas and electricity generation in the event of a one in 20 cold winter.

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Malcolm Wicks (Minister for energy, Department of Trade and Industry; Croydon North, Labour)

The Department has not undertaken demand modelling to examine the interplay between gas and electricity. This is undertaken by National Grid, as system operator.

National Grid's consideration of the interaction between gas and electricity can be found in Section C of its Winter Outlook Report, published on 5 October:

http://www.ofgem.gov.uk/temp/ofgem/cache/cmsattach/12493_214_05.pdf

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