Electricity Interconnectors

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 discussions his Department has had with representatives of UK-based electricity generators on the market advantages experienced by (a) interconnectors and (b) companies that propose the construction of interconnectors.

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)

We regularly meet with representatives of UK based electricity generators on a range of matters, including on electricity interconnector policy. The department also consults industry on policy relating to interconnectors. For example, over the summer the Department held a Call for Evidence for the Capacity Market Review. One of the priority issues for this Capacity Market Review is the contribution that interconnectors make to security of supply and whether they are compensated appropriately.

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