Electricity Generation

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 26th May 2016.

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Photo of Bill Cash Bill Cash Chair, European Scrutiny Committee, Chair, European Scrutiny Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the National Grid's (a) Supplementary Balancing Reserve and (b) other Black Start ancillary support contracts to coal plants on the capacity market auction price.

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

DECC does not have access to all the commercially confidential details of National Grid procurements such as ancillary support and Supplementary Balancing Reserve (SBR) contracts.

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