Electricity Interconnectors: Imports

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 terawatt hours of electricity have been imported into the UK by individual interconnectors since 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)

Between 2012 and 2017 (inclusive), GB imported 67.85 TWh of electricity via the IFA interconnector from France, 42.88 TWh of electricity via the BritNed interconnector from Netherlands, and 2.99 TWh of electricity via the East-West interconnector from Ireland. In addition, Northern Ireland imported 1.97 TWh of electricity from Ireland as part of the all-island, shared Single Electricity Market.

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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