To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the levelised cost of energy of new onshore wind projects.
BEIS’s most recent assessment of electricity generation costs can be found in the generation costs report (2016) which covers both renewable and non-renewable technologies.
The following table gives the most recent levelised cost estimates for onshore wind in a range of commissioning years.
Table 1: Levelised cost estimates for onshore wind projects commissioning in 2020, 2025 and 2030 (£/MWh, 2014 prices)
We are currently undertaking a review of our evidence on levelised costs of electricity generation.