Electricity Interconnectors: Exports

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 gigawatt hours of electricity was exported from the UK through interconnectors in (a) the last 12 months and (b) 2012.

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)

The total gigawatt hours of electricity exported from the UK through interconnectors in (a) the 12 months from the start of the third quarter of 2017 to the end of the second quarter of 2018 was 3,023.6 GWh, and (b) 1,910.39 GWh in 2012.

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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