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Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Standing Charges (25 Apr 2024)

Amanda Solloway: The standing charge is matter for Ofgem. Ofgem launched a call for input in November 2023 looking at how standing charges are applied to energy bills and what alternatives could be considered. Ofgem is analysing the responses and will publish its response shortly. Contract negotiations are a matter for businesses and their energy supplier. If a company is concerned about their ability to...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Standing Charges (25 Apr 2024)

Amanda Solloway: Standing charges are a matter for Ofgem as the independent economic regulator. Ofgem recently conducted a call for input looking at how standing charges are applied to energy bills. Ofgem is analysing the submissions it received and will publish its response in due course. www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications/launch-review-standing-charges -energy-bills The Government recognises that businesses...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Standing Charges (25 Apr 2024)

Amanda Solloway: The standing charge is matter for Ofgem. Ofgem launched a call for input in November 2023 on standing charges in the non-domestic and domestic retail markets, looking at how they are applied to energy bills and what alternatives could be considered. Ofgem is currently analysing the responses and will publish its response in due course. On 30 March, my Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Economic Growth: Regulation (24 Apr 2024)

James Wild: ...to the Regulating for Growth Consultation, published in February 2024, what her planned timetable is for laying secondary legislation to extend the Growth Duty to (a) Ofcom, (b) Ofwat and (c) Ofgem.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Green GEN Cymru: Licensing (24 Apr 2024)

Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what discussions she has had with OFGEM on the licence application by Green Gen Cymru to operate as an Independent Distribution Network Operator.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Electric Vehicles and National Grid: National Security (24 Apr 2024)

Justin Tomlinson: The Government takes the security of the electricity grid and electric vehicle infrastructure extremely seriously. The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero works closely with Ofgem, the National Cyber Security Centre, and operators to strengthen infrastructure against attacks, share threat intelligence, and set clear and robust regulatory standards that are enforced through the Network...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy Company Obligation: Compensation (24 Apr 2024)

Amanda Solloway: The scheme administrator, Ofgem has set out a comprehensive route to redress for any issues arising from measures installed under the scheme, which can be found at: www.ofgem.gov.uk/eco4-complaints-process. In response to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) green heating and insulation review, the government also announced work which is being undertaken to improve consumer...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy Company Obligation (24 Apr 2024)

Amanda Solloway: ...registered businesses are required to adhere to Publicly Available Specification (PAS) standards, providing a warranty to the householder when a measure is installed in case something goes wrong. Ofgem, the scheme administrator, has a route to redress for consumers should they be dissatisfied with the measures delivered.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy Ombudsman (24 Apr 2024)

Amanda Solloway: Ofgem, the independent regulator, is responsible for compliance and enforcement of license conditions. As an Alternative Dispute Resolution scheme, the Energy Ombudsman does not have the enforcement powers of Ofgem does. The Energy Ombudsman can however tell suppliers to take practical action, make an apology, offer financial awards up to £10,000, and make recommendations to prevent an...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Price Caps (24 Apr 2024)

Dave Doogan: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what discussions she has had with Ofgem on (a) the temporary increase to the price cap to pay off debt and (b) whether energy companies will use this money to reduce indebted customers’ balances.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Standing Charges (24 Apr 2024)

Dave Doogan: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if she will hold discussions with Ofgem on ensuring that energy consumers who are not in debt are not financially disadvantaged by energy companies minimising exposure to bad debt through higher standing charges.

Household Energy Debt (23 Apr 2024)

Amanda Solloway: ...in debt and to help other consumers avoid falling into debt. I also meet regularly with stakeholders such as Citizens Advice to discuss how we can work together to best support consumers. I welcome Ofgem’s ongoing call for input on affordability and debt. For the reasons that the hon. Member for East Lothian set out, it is right that Ofgem takes a detailed look at the issue. I look...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Standing Charges (23 Apr 2024)

Therese Coffey: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps her Department is taking with OFGEM to reduce daily standing charges for gas and electricity in Suffolk.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Electricity: Imports (23 Apr 2024)

Justin Tomlinson: ...the level of interconnection could reduce system costs by over £1bn annually (based on 2012 prices). New interconnectors are subject to an independent and robust regulatory process run by Ofgem, ensuring that only projects which bring benefits to GB consumers are built. [1] https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/transitioning-to-...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy Supply (23 Apr 2024)

Andrew Bowie: ...by the underlying prices in global oil markets and exchange rates. These are currently well within normal ranges of volatility and the market is functioning normally. We continue to work with Ofgem, system operators and industry to monitor our energy security and ensure these organisations can deploy all tools at their disposal if needed to secure our supply.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Electricity: Imports (23 Apr 2024)

Andrew Bowie: ...expects sufficient supply to meet demand at all times this summer; net imports into Great Britain from mainland Europe; and to be able to support exports if needed. We continue to work with Ofgem and ESO to monitor energy security and ensure ESO can deploy all tools at its disposal if needed to secure supply. ESO Summer Outlook weblink:...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Standing Charges (22 Apr 2024)

Amanda Solloway: Ofgem launched a call for input on standing charges looking at how it is applied to energy bills and what alternatives could be considered. Ofgem is currently analysing the responses and will publish its response in due course. The variance in standing charge is mainly due to regional differences in energy distribution costs. These costs reflect the expenses of maintaining and upgrading the...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Meters (22 Apr 2024)

Amanda Solloway: ...not sending automatic readings. The numbers are improving but more progress is needed. Energy suppliers have an obligation to take all reasonable steps to operate smart meters in smart mode and Ofgem are responsible for regulating suppliers against this obligation. The Government does not hold geographic data on smart meters that aren’t sending automatic readings.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Price Caps (19 Apr 2024)

Amanda Solloway: ...views on how default tariffs should support households in the future https://www.gov.uk/government/calls-for-evidence/default-ene rgy-tariffs-for-households-call-for-evidence. Alongside this Ofgem are seeking views on how price protections could apply in future, considering innovations such as time of use tariffs www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications/ofgem-launches-discussion-futu re-price-cap....

Backbench Business: Large-scale Solar Farms — [Gordan Henderson in the Chair] (18 Apr 2024)

Andrew Bowie: ...bring more new energy infrastructure online to meet the demand for clean, secure electricity, so too must we increase grid capacity. As set out in the spring Budget, the Government are working with Ofgem and network companies to release more network capacity and prevent speculative projects from obtaining and retaining network capacity. That should result in more capacity across the...


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