Renewable Energy

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 12th November 2010.

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Photo of David Morris David Morris Conservative, Morecambe and Lunesdale

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on potential risks to the national grid posed by intermittent energy production from onshore wind farms; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Charles Hendry Charles Hendry The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The Department of Energy and Climate change was part sponsor for a study carried out by Poyry Energy Consulting on the impacts of intermittency, published in 2009. More broadly, the Government are considering how security of supply can be maintained in the context of decarbonising the electricity system through our work on electricity market reform. The Government will consult on electricity market reform in December 2010.

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