West London electrical infrastructure issues (3)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 21st September 2022.

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Photo of Emma Best Emma Best Conservative

Which types of development are impacted by the electricity infrastructure issues affecting developments in West London?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

My key area of concern is the effect of electricity capacity constraints on the residential housing sector and the delivery of much needed affordable homes.

However, the electricity capacity constraints will affect any type of development that requires more than 1 Megavolt Ampere (MVA) of power per year. As an example, since sharing the background documentation and requesting detailed information from developers, we have also been made aware of EV charging points and hospitals in the three boroughs that could be affected. The solutions being explored by SSEN and National Grid would apply to all types of development, not just housing.