Electricity: 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 terrawatt hours of electricity generated from coal fired power plants in the EU the UK has imported in each of the last five years.

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)

It is not possible to trace the precise source of the electricity transported through interconnectors. The precise generation mix that provides the imported electricity at any point in time will depend on a complex set of factors and, in particular, will vary depending on the characteristics of the exporting market.

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