Energy: Nuclear Plants

House of Lords written question – answered on 16th July 2008.

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Photo of Lord Jenkin of Roding Lord Jenkin of Roding Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why the updated transmission entry capacity register, published on 7 July by National Grid plc, which looks seven years forward at the demand for grid access, appears to have no entries related to new nuclear build apart from those of British Energy plc.

Photo of Baroness Vadera Baroness Vadera Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform

It is for electricity generating companies to decide when to upgrade or build new transmission capacity and to make the appropriate arrangements with national grid. The published register only includes entries once an agreement has been entered into between the grid and the party concerned. It does not include details when an application has been made to the grid but not agreed.

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