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Electricity Generation

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 14th December 2011.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the average price paid by the National Grid is for each megawatt of electricity it buys.

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

National Grid, as the system operator, is responsible for keeping the system in balance, including the procurement of balancing services under the terms of its transmission licence.

National Grid procures these services in order to ensure the security and quality of electricity supply across the GB Transmission System. National Grid is not required to report to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne, so does not inform the Government of the average price paid for the electricity it procures.

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