Electricity: Scotland

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 11th April 2016.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the cost per kilowatt hour is of electricity transportation charged to consumers in (a) Orkney, (b) the north of Scotland and (c) the south of Scotland.

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

Ofgem published an analysis of regional differences in network charges on 23 October 2015 which is available at:

https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/ofgem-report-regional-differences-network-charges.

Based on data contained in this report, the typical cost of electricity transmission and distribution in 2015/16 for a standard domestic tariff in the north of Scotland was 4.6 pence per kilowatt hour, and 3.7 pence per kilowatt hour for the south of Scotland (excluding VAT). There is no difference in electricity transmission and distribution charges between consumers in Orkney and the rest of the north of Scotland.

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