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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...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Heat Pumps (18 Apr 2024)

Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether she has had discussions with Ofgem to ensure that heat pump installation companies under the Energy Company Obligation scheme provide (a) a suitable service for customers to assist with problems and (b) provide advice on the optimal use of the new heating system.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Price Caps (18 Apr 2024)

Amanda Solloway: ...how suppliers priced these tariffs. No such issue was identified for commercial contracts, such as those procured by landlords to serve tenants. Consumers supplied via landlords are protected under Ofgem’s Maximum Resale Price Provisions. On 5 April, Government published a summary of responses to the domestic customers on non-domestic tariffs CfE, summarising the issues identified and...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: District Heating (18 Apr 2024)

Amanda Solloway: The Department does not collect energy bill data for communal heating consumers. We are introducing regulation from Spring 2025 to appoint Ofgem as the heat network regulator and will provide Ofgem powers to monitor communal heat prices. The Government has already invested over £55 million on Heat Network support through the Energy Bills Discount Scheme, which is estimated to have reduced...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Prices (18 Apr 2024)

Amanda Solloway: ...can be found here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/66019a0065ca2 fa78e7da7dc/future-default-tariffs-for-households-call-for-e vidence.pdf Additionally, in their future work plan, Ofgem have committed to look at consumer protection in the future market and update their vulnerability strategy, alongside their ongoing work to protect vulnerable consumers.

10. Short Debate: The impact of renewable energy infrastructure on rural communities (17 Apr 2024)

Jeremy Miles: ...part of the UK-wide system and the UK Government decides how it's planned and funded, the Welsh Government is using the levers available to us through planning and our ability to work directly with Ofgem and the network operators to ensure that our requirements are reflected in the UK-wide plans. I recognise that renewable energy and connecting infrastructure proposals, and, in particular,...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Electricity Interconnectors (17 Apr 2024)

Justin Tomlinson: ...realise at least 18GW of interconnection by 2030; this was reaffirmed in 2023. Two additional interconnectors, totalling 3.2GW, have recently received positive interim regulatory decisions from Ofgem. If progressed, Great Britain will be on track for 13.1GW of interconnection capacity by 2030, and 14.9GW by 2031. The Government will provide more information on interconnection post-2030...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Electricity Interconnectors (17 Apr 2024)

Justin Tomlinson: Ofgem is responsible for awarding regulatory approval to electricity interconnector projects in Great Britain. There are two main routes to regulatory approval, through the awarding of a cap and floor regime, or a merchant route. Including both routes, Ofgem has given approval to the following projects:IFA 2000MW (GB - France)Moyle 500MW (GB - Northern Ireland)BritNed 1000MW (GB -...

Energy Security and Net Zero: Fuel Poverty: Winter 2023-24 (16 Apr 2024)

Amanda Solloway: The hon. Gentleman makes a reasonable point on standing charges, which is one reason why we have urged Ofgem to gather information on them. We have had over 30,000 responses and will be looking at this in due course.

Energy Security and Net Zero: Large Solar Farms: National Grid (16 Apr 2024)

Justin Tomlinson: That is absolutely understood. As set out in the spring Budget, the Government are working with Ofgem and network companies to release more network capacity and to prevent speculative projects from obtaining and retaining network capacity. That, alongside faster network infrastructure delivery, should result in more capacity across the country and help to reduce any clustering of generation...

Energy Security and Net Zero: Topical Questions (16 Apr 2024)

Claire Coutinho: .... Not only have we made it clear that the horrors that we saw last winter, of people forcing prepayment meters on vulnerable households, should not take place, but I have been in contact with Ofgem in recent days about making sure that people can get the compensation they deserve at the speed with which they need it.

Economic Growth (Regulatory Functions) (Amendment) Order 2024 - Motion to Approve (Continued) (15 Apr 2024)

Lord Fox: .... Some of the tricks of good government are timing and self-awareness. Those two things are absent from the extremely maladroit introduction of this order. At the centre of it is the conflation of Ofgem, Ofcom and Ofwat. As we heard from the noble Duke, the Duke of Wellington, these are very different markets. The communications market and the energy market are distinctly different from...

Economic Growth (Regulatory Functions) (Amendment) Order 2024 - Motion to Approve (15 Apr 2024)

Lord Johnson of Lainston: ...functions. The instrument extending the growth duty will support an increase in the productivity of our businesses, drive economic performance, and grow our economy. By extending the growth duty to Ofgem, Ofcom and Ofwat, we will ensure that these critical regulators have regard to the need to promote economic growth. It is clear that regulators can affect growth through their policy...


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