West London electrical infrastructure issues (7)

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

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Photo of Emma Best Emma Best Conservative

What assessment was made of electricity infrastructure, and its impact on development, when the London Plan 2021 was drafted? Why were the issues affecting West London not identified at the time?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

During the preparation of the London Plan, infrastructure providers were pro-actively consulted. My team engaged extensively with energy network operators on growth and decarbonisation plans and were confident at the time that electricity network capacity would not act as a constraint to London Plan objectives. A significant emphasis was also put on reducing and managing demand for energy by promoting energy efficiency and flexibility.

More recently, electricity Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) took into account London Plan growth data to inform future forecasts and investment requirements for their next business plans, which cover 2023-2028.