Electricity Interconnectors

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 2nd 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, what estimate he has made of the (a) amount and (b) proportion of UK electricity supply will be provide by interconnectors in (a) 2020 and (b) 2025.

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 proportion of electricity that will be supplied by electricity imports by 2020 is expected to be 7.4%.

The power supply sector is projected using the reference case scenario from the Energy and Emissions Projections 2017 (published January 2018), which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/updated-energy-and-emissions-projections-2017

Up to 2020, the reference scenario reflects current power sector policies. Beyond 2020, the reference scenario includes assumptions that go beyond current Government policy. The results do not indicate a preferred outcome and should be treated as illustrative.

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