Wind Power: Costs

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 10th December 2018.

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Photo of Alan Whitehead Alan Whitehead Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Climate Change), Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the relative cost of onshore wind as a form of energy production compared to other forms of production.

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)

BEIS’s most recent published assessment of electricity generation costs can be found in the generation costs report (2016)[1] which covers both renewable and non-renewable technologies, including onshore wind. We are currently undertaking a review of our evidence on levelised costs of electricity generation.

[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/beis-electricity-generation-costs-november-2016

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