Electricity Generation

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 23rd March 2018.

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Photo of David Davies David Davies Chair, Welsh Affairs Committee, Chair, Welsh Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2018 to Question 128954, what assessment he has made of the effect of increased electricity interconnection on (a) net employment in and (b) GDP contribution from the electricity generating sector.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

New interconnectors create jobs and contribute to GDP in their construction and ongoing operation. However, we do not hold sufficiently disaggregated data on employment in and GDP contribution from the electricity sector to make a quantitative assessment of the impact of increased interconnection on these points.

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