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Results 121–140 of 4000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Charles Hendry

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Prices (20 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: DECC is discussing the details of the implementation of the agreement that the Deputy Prime Minister reached with energy suppliers. The use of the term ‘best tariff’ rather than cheapest tariff recognises that while wanting the best possible deal, consumers may have different preferences, (for example around payment method, fixed, variable or capped rate or green tariffs) which may mean...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Prices (20 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: DECC is discussing the details of the implementation of the agreement that the Deputy Prime Minister reached with energy suppliers, including the agreements relating to helping customers identify best tariff options.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy (20 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: DECC has published information related to capital costs and installation costs of various renewable electricity generation technologies—a report by Arup for DECC on the generation costs and deployment potential of renewable technologies in the UK: http://www.decc.gov.uk/assets/decc/11/consultation/ro-bandin g/3237-cons-ro-banding-arup-report.pdf and the renewables obligation (RO) banding...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power (20 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: The minutes of 8 May 2012 meeting of the Cost Reduction task force will be published by the end of June 2012. There were no minutes for the meeting on the 15 May 2012, as this was not a full meeting of the task force, its purpose was to work on the outline structure and drafting of the task force report. Minutes of the task force meetings can be found via this link:...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power (20 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Offshore Wind Cost Reduction task force published its report on the 13 June 2012 at RenewableUK Global Offshore Wind Conference. A copy of the report can be found at: http://www.bwea.com/pdf/publications/Offshore_Task_Force_Rep ort.pdf

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power (20 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: Data are not available on the operational hours of onshore and offshore wind turbines and therefore it is not possible to estimate the time that the turbines were not in operation in the last 12 months. Provisional estimates of load factors for onshore and offshore wind in 2011 are 27.4% and 36.7% respectively. The Government's main mechanism for incentivising large-scale renewable...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power (20 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: Electricity market despatch modelling suggests that as more wind power comes on to the system, average wholesale prices will decline slightly, due to there being more low short-run marginal cost plant (i.e. wind) on the system. For example, research by Redpoint consultants for DECC in 2009(1 )examined a low renewable electricity scenario (reaching around 16% in 2020) and a high scenario...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power (20 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: DECC has not carried out an assessment of the proportion of wind energy infrastructure that is manufactured in Britain. However, over the 2011-12 financial year industry announcements totalled £6.9 billion confirmed and planned investments in the UK renewables sector (including onshore and offshore wind) with the potential to support over 20,800 UK jobs.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power: Capital Investment (20 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: The average rate of return required for investment in onshore wind farms, assumed in the analysis for the renewables obligation banding review, is 9.6%. The actual return on investment for individual wind farms will depend on many factors including their specific location, costs, the amount of and price received for the electricity they generate, and the level of subsidy. Our assumption is...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Electricity Generation: Fires (19 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: DECC has data only for supply interruptions reportable under the Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations 2002. These are interruptions affecting 20 megawatts of demand for three minutes or longer, or interruptions affecting 5,000 consumers or five megawatts of demand for one hour or longer. According to our records the number of reports due to substation fires in each of the...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Electricity: Billing (19 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Renewables Obligation (RO) and small-scale Feed-in-Tariff scheme (FITs) place the obligation of supporting investment in renewable electricity generation on energy suppliers. It is expected that energy suppliers will pass the cost of these obligations on to their various energy customers (i.e. households and businesses) through their electricity bills. Ofgem publishes annual reports for...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy Supply (19 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: Ofgem will play an important role in the implementation of the reforms. As an independent regulator, it is for Ofgem to plan its workload and resourcing. The precise role of the system operator, National Grid, in delivering Electricity Market Reform will be defined as my Department designs the detail of the EMR mechanisms. It is difficult at this point in time to determine the impact on...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy Supply (19 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Department continues to work with both Ofgem and National Grid to ensure that staff, resources and infrastructure are in place for introduction of the reforms in 2014, a key objective of which is value for money for consumers. The precise role of the system operator, National Grid, in delivering Electricity Market Reform will be defined as the Department designs the detail of the EMR...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy Supply (19 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: The draft Energy Bill does not confer any new functions on Ofgem. Any additional funding for Ofgem will come from licence revenues, not from Government.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy Supply (19 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Government intends to publish an annual update to the delivery plan which will include information on delivery of Contracts for Difference. These updates will be informed by evidence and analysis from the system operator.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy Supply (19 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: Annex A to the draft Energy Bill outlines my intention to publishing delivery plans every five years, with annual updates, and the process for developing it. No statutory duties regarding the publication of delivery plans or annual updates are proposed in the draft Energy Bill. The draft Energy Bill is currently undergoing pre-legislative scrutiny by the Energy and Climate Change Committee...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy Supply (19 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Department continues to develop the detail of the scope, terms and recruitment of the Panel of Technical Experts, working with the devolved Administrations, other Government Departments and a range of stakeholders. I intend to publish more details later this year. No statutory duties regarding the role and relationship of the Panel of Technical Experts are proposed in the draft Energy...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy Supply (19 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: Jointly with Ofgem, my Department published on 22 May 2012 a response to an initial stakeholder consultation which can be found at: www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/consultations/emr_coi/emr_coi .aspx Officials within the Department continue to work with Ofgem to assess the scale and extent of any possible conflicts of interest associated with National Grid's other roles in the electricity...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy Supply (19 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Government will publish the first delivery plan in 2013, which will be informed by evidence and analysis provided by the system operator. The Government will commission the analysis in autumn 2012 and the system operator will report to the Government in mid-2013. In order to ensure transparency, I intend to consult on the draft delivery plan as appropriate, for instance on the cost data...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy Supply (19 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: The system operator is currently working to review its analytical capabilities in advance of initiating its work to gather evidence. The Government expects to commission the system operator's analysis in the autumn, although the system operator is expected to start gathering data (e.g. on technology costs) in advance of this.


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