Energy Supply

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 3rd July 2015.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what arrangements are in place to determine long-term planning for the UK's energy mix; and what organisation is responsible for ensuring security of supply.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Holding answer received on 30 June 2015

The Electricity Act (1989) and Gas Act (1986) place obligations on the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and the Gas and Electricity Market’s Authority to secure long-term viable supplies and to secure that all reasonable demands for electricity are met. DECC therefore has primary responsibility for the long-term energy mix as part of its strategic planning process. The EMR Delivery Plan provides details of vision of the future UK energy mix.

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