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Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: District Heating ( 8 Feb 2024)

Amanda Solloway: The Department consulted on heat network consumer protection requirements in 2023 and will respond to the consultation shortly. Heat network regulation will be introduced in three phases: In 2024 Ofgem will engage the market and develop their digital systems. In Spring 2025 the initial tranche of consumer protection requirements enter into force covering standards of conduct for heat...

Social Energy Tariff ( 6 Feb 2024)

Marion Fellows: ...by the wide and varied support for its implementation. Disability groups, debt advice groups, politicians from across the political spectrum, consumer groups, local authorities, housing providers, Ofgem and even energy companies are in favour of one. Such is the united front on this vital issue that it is even more surprising that the UK Government have failed even to hold the consultation...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Warm Home Discount Scheme ( 6 Feb 2024)

Amanda Solloway: ...statistics on eligibility for a rebate under the core group of the Warm Home Discount scheme in the summer. The final figures on the support provided in the 2023/24 scheme year will be confirmed in Ofgem’s annual report in late 2024 or early 2025.

Treasury: Topical Questions ( 6 Feb 2024)

Kenny MacAskill: With winter still upon us and fuel bills still rising, Ofgem is advising that the level of domestic energy debt is approaching £3 billion. When people cannot meet their current bills, how can they possibly be expected to meet that level of arrears? Is it not time to fund a debt write-off scheme, as proposed by National Energy Action and other fuel poverty campaigners, before hypothermia and...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Prices ( 5 Feb 2024)

Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, when she next plans to hold discussions with Ofgem on estimated trends in the level of energy costs in the next 12 months.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Electricity: Business ( 1 Feb 2024)

Drew Hendry: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether she has had recent discussions with Ofgem on (a) the impact of high energy costs on the finances of businesses that agreed new electricity contracts in the last two years and (b) taking steps to help support those businesses to agree new electricity contracts.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy Supply: Housing ( 1 Feb 2024)

Amanda Solloway: Ofgem, the energy regulator in Great Britain, administers renewable energy and social schemes on behalf of the Government and ensures that policy targets are met in an economical and consumer conscious way. A list of the current environmental and social schemes that are funded through households and business energy bills can be found on their website:...

Political Parties, Elections and Referendums (31 Jan 2024)

Chloe Smith: ...are a couple of additional arguments that should be put alongside what the Minister has said. First, it is reasonable to have a strategy and policy statement. Other regulators, such as Ofcom and Ofgem, have one. Secondly, this debate is an opportunity for the whole Chamber to engage in the Electoral Commission’s work. I rather wish that the Chamber was even fuller. Be that as it may,...

1. Questions to the Minister for Social Justice and Chief Whip: Prepayment Meters (31 Jan 2024)

Jane Hutt: ...ll share, Llywydd. We remain very concerned that any prepayment customer clear of debt wishing to move off prepayment will be required to pass a credit check. I've raised this with the new chair of Ofgem. It's a barrier to the prepayment meter being replaced, and this must be changed and addressed. It's unfair, it's iniquitous, and it just, again, shows how they're driving prepayment meter...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Meters (31 Jan 2024)

Drew Hendry: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether her Department has had discussions with Ofgem on the projected number of households which (a) will be impacted by the Radio Teleswitch Service switch off and (b) won't be moved onto new Smart Meter metering options in time for the switch off.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Debts (31 Jan 2024)

Amanda Solloway: ...Winter Fuel Payment worth £250 - £600 and the £150 Warm Home Discount. The Government expects suppliers to do all they can to support customers in debt, particularly vulnerable customers. Ofgem has launched a consultation on options to protect the energy market and consumers from the risk of increasing debt. www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications/ofgem-explores-options-amid-ri sing-consumer-debt.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Meters (31 Jan 2024)

Amanda Solloway: The Government does not hold this data. The Government has always been clear on the importance of protecting energy consumers, particularly the most vulnerable. It is a matter for Ofgem as the regulator to determine when suppliers are able to restart PPM installations, in line with the conditions for restart they set out in April last year. We will continue to monitor the situation closely as...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Debts (31 Jan 2024)

Amanda Solloway: The Government does not hold this information. Ofgem collects energy debt and arrears data on a supplier basis and publishes statistics against several criteria but not region. Ofgem’s statistics can be found at: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications/debt-and-arrears-indic ators

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Costs (31 Jan 2024)

Amanda Solloway: ...to tacking fuel poverty and we are reviewing the Fuel Poverty Strategy to reflect the challenges faced by households after the COVID-19 pandemic and energy price rises. We have been working with Ofgem to ensure consumers are protected, including new rules on involuntary pre-payment meter installations. Alongside this, the Government is committed to supporting those most in need with up...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Electricity Interconnectors (29 Jan 2024)

Sammy Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what discussions she has had with Ofgem on the criteria for the third cap and floor window for electricity interconnectors.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Ofgem (26 Jan 2024)

Sammy Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether Ofgem has held recent discussions with relevant stakeholders in Northern Ireland on its duties under section 202 of the Energy Act 2023.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Meters (26 Jan 2024)

Amanda Solloway: ...and encouraging them to upgrade to smart metering. Smart Energy GB, an independent not for profit organisation is responsible for national consumer engagement on the rollout in Great Britain. Ofgem is responsible for regulating both energy suppliers and Smart Energy GB against their statutory obligations.

Business and Trade: Economic Growth: Regulators (25 Jan 2024)

Kemi Badenoch: At the autumn statement, we announced the decision to extend the growth duty to Ofgem, Ofwat and Ofcom, alongside a series of reforms to the duty to hold regulators to account for delivering growth in the sectors they regulate. We are also currently consulting on proposals to strengthen the economic regulation of the energy, water and telecoms sectors.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Electricity Interconnectors: Costs (25 Jan 2024)

Therese Coffey: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what is Ofgem's estimated cost of the Sealink HVDC project.

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

Amanda Solloway: Setting the level of standing charges falls within the remit of Ofgem. I regularly meet with Ofgem to discuss the energy retail market, including standing charges. Ofgem’s recent Call for Input (CfI) on standing charges closed on January 19th 2024. The Call for Input seeks to gain greater understanding on how standing charges are applied to energy bills and what alternatives could be...


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