Housing: Energy

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 25th June 2014.

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Photo of Tom Greatrex Tom Greatrex Shadow Minister (Energy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many properties were connected to the gas distribution network in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014.

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills , Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change, Minister of State for Portsmouth

The figures set out in the following table are for gas grid connections that fall under the eight gas distribution networks in Great Britain. These figures do not include gas transmission, nor do they include independent gas transporters (IGTs) as IGTs are not regulated (they are part of a relative price control as part of Ofgem’s remit).

Please see the following figures from 1 April 2012 until 31 March 2013:

2012-13
  New housing Existing housing Industrial/commercial Fuel poor Total
East of England 1,559 4,534 74 2,748 8,915
London 635 1,145 68 200 2,048
North West 494 1,523 57 1,943 4,017
West Midlands 469 1,257 47 1,206 2,979
Northern Gas Networks 1,187 3,341 407 914 5,849
Scotland 378 7,531 295 2,801 11,005
Southern 3,405 6,577 458 120 10,560
Wales and West 2,653 5,069 556 2,105 10,383
Industry 10,780 30,977 1,962 12,037 55,756

Ofgem receive the 2013-14 regulatory year submissions from the companies on 31 July. We therefore do not have any more up-to-date information at the moment for gas distribution connections in 2014.

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