Energy Supply: Prices

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, what the average price is that interconnectors pay to use the electricity transmission network compared with the price paid by domestic generators of electricity.

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)

According to National Grid, the average transmission network use of system charge for a GB generator is £5.98 / kW (2018/19 tariffs). The actual tariff is dependent on the location of the generator, the historic load factor of the generator, the type of generator and details of its specific connection.

As interconnectors are part of the transmission network, they do not pay use of system charges for the network. Generators and consumers in different countries are liable for charges in those countries.

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