Electricity: Consumption

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 1st November 2018.

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Photo of Bill Cash Bill Cash Chair, European Scrutiny Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many gigawhatt hours of electricity supplied by interconnectors was consumed in the UK in the last two 12 months periods.

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)

In the 12 months from the start of the third quarter of 2017 to the end of the second quarter 2018, 20,485.12 GWh were supplied by interconnector imports.

In the 12 months from the start of the third quarter of 2016 to the end of the second quarter 2017, 16,933.35 GWh were supplied by interconnector imports.

Source: Energy Trends, National Statistics, table 5.6 (published quarterly) available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/electricity-section-5-energy-trends

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