– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 15th March 2007.

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Photo of John Home Robertson John Home Robertson Labour

Question S2O-12367

To ask the Scottish Executive what the value to the economy is of exports of electricity to other parts of the United Kingdom through the national grid, in both financial and employment terms.

Photo of Allan Wilson Allan Wilson Labour

In Scotland in 2002, the latest year for which data is available, 8.03 terawatt hours of electricity generated in Scotland was exported to other parts of the UK. According to Ofgem, the average wholesale price for electricity in 2002 was £15.20/MWh, on which basis the gross value of sales of electricity for that year is estimated at £122 million. There is no breakdown for the value of exports of electricity in employment terms.

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