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Hydrogen Heating - Question (11 Dec 2023)

Lord Whitty: My Lords, given the growing case against using hydrogen as the main source of domestic and office heating, are the Minister or Ofgem about to stop supplier companies offering so-called “hydrogen-ready” boilers to those who need a boiler replacement? Is the Minister any further ahead on the kind of technology that is going to be used for district heating schemes?

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Billing (11 Dec 2023)

Amanda Solloway: As the independent regulator, Ofgem requires British Gas and other energy providers to refund a domestic customer’s credit balance promptly unless they have reasonable grounds not to, which must be explained to the customer. Customers may also review the level of their direct debit payments at any time by taking a meter reading and contacting their provider. This Department does not hold...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Billing ( 8 Dec 2023)

Amanda Solloway: The aim of a direct debit payment arrangement should be for the customer to have a zero balance on their accounts at the end of a year. In August 2022, Ofgem changed the licence conditions on suppliers to ensure that direct debits are based on the best and most current information available. Energy suppliers typically review their customers’ direct debit arrangements twice a year and this...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Electricity and Natural Gas: Consumption ( 8 Dec 2023)

Amanda Solloway: ...Value is the average actual measured consumption by consumers and is the same across Great Britain. The revised values were also subject to public consultation, which may be found at www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications/call-input-review-typical-dome stic-consumption-values-2023.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Electricity and Natural Gas: Consumption ( 8 Dec 2023)

Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2023 to Question 3974 on Electricity and Natural Gas: Prices, if she will direct Ofgem to publish the information it holds on the typical domestic consumption values for each region.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Electricity and Natural Gas: Consumption ( 8 Dec 2023)

Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2023 to Question 3974, whether Ofgem takes into account trends in the level of fuel poverty in areas off the gas grid in determining Typical Domestic Consumption Values.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Electricity and Natural Gas: Consumption ( 8 Dec 2023)

Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2023 to Question 3974 on Electricity and Natural Gas: Prices, what steps Ofgem took to ensure that (a) geography and (b) climate were taken into consideration when updating the Typical Domestic Consumption Value.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Meters ( 8 Dec 2023)

Lord Callanan: Energy suppliers are obligated under licence conditions to ensure their customers’ smart meters continue to function. Ofgem is responsible for regulating energy suppliers against their obligations. The Department is actively working with suppliers to increase the number operating in smart mode. Around 92% of smart meters are operating as they should. Smart meters not operating in smart...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Fuel Poverty ( 7 Dec 2023)

Beth Winter: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of the 1 January 2024 Ofgem price cap increase on the number of households in fuel poverty.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Price Caps ( 7 Dec 2023)

Beth Winter: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of the 1 January 2024 Ofgem price cap increase on the number of households that require additional support for fuel bills.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Social Tariffs ( 7 Dec 2023)

Beth Winter: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether she has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of introducing a social tariff on energy as a result of the Ofgem price cap increase from 1 January 2024.

7. Plaid Cymru Debate: Fuel poverty ( 6 Dec 2023)

Jane Hutt: ...levers that can make the biggest difference to poverty levels and energy costs do lie elsewhere. They lie with the UK Government, they lie with the energy companies, they lie with the regulator, Ofgem. It is so important that this motion, which we back, is calling for the UK Government to introduce a social tariff to protect the most vulnerable households. We've called for that, and in...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Future Gas Security Publications (Update to the Energy Security Plan, Powering Up Britain) ( 6 Dec 2023)

Graham Stuart: ...ten years into the future. It will help Government and industry gain insight and plan for the UK’s future gas security. The Government will use this publication to engage with industry, academia, Ofgem, the system operators, and other stakeholders to further refine the methodology ahead of the FSO becoming operational. I will place a copy of the documents: ‘The role of gas storage and...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: National Grid: Repairs and Maintenance ( 4 Dec 2023)

Andrew Bowie: Electricity network operators are private companies which build, own, and operate electricity network infrastructure. As regional monopolies, they are regulated by the independent energy regulator, Ofgem. Ofgem uses the price control framework to set the level of investment in infrastructure for each network company and their allowable rate of return. The costs incurred in the maintenance,...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Fuel Poverty: Social Tariffs ( 4 Dec 2023)

Amanda Solloway: The outlook for energy prices has improved significantly. The Ofgem price cap has more than halved since its peak at the beginning of this year. The Government is providing Cost of Living Payments to UK households on eligible means tested benefits, including over 6 million people across the UK eligible ‘extra-costs’ disability benefits’, for those who face wider affordability...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Electricity and Natural Gas: Prices ( 4 Dec 2023)

Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, for what reason Ofgem has changed the methodology for the calculation of the average use of gas and electricity.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Electricity and Natural Gas: Prices ( 4 Dec 2023)

Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to the revisions to the typical domestic consumption values for (a) gas and (b) electricity announced by Ofgem on 25 May 2023, if she will have discussions with Ofgem on providing adjusted comparative figures for domestic consumers on the potential impact of the energy price cap on (a) gas and (b) electricity bills.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Standing Charges ( 4 Dec 2023)

Catherine West: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether she has had discussions with Ofgem on increases to the energy standing charge.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Electricity and Natural Gas: Prices (30 Nov 2023)

Kenny MacAskill: ...and Net Zero, if she will make an assessment of the potential implications for her policies of reductions in the typical domestic consumption values for (a) gas and (b) electricity announced by Ofgem on 25 May 2023.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Price Caps (30 Nov 2023)

Amanda Solloway: Decisions on the price cap methodology are for independent regulator Ofgem. The cap limits the amount energy suppliers can charge for each unit of gas and electricity, as well as the maximum standing charge consumers pay for access to the grid. The law requires Ofgem to ensure the cap level reflects the underlying efficient costs of supplying energy. The default tariff cap does not reduce...


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