Hydroelectric Power

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 23rd January 2019.

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Photo of Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to encourage investment in pumped storage hydroelectricity projects.

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

In our Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan, published in July 2017 (and updated in October 2018), Government and Ofgem set out a range of actions to remove barriers to electricity storage. These actions seek to improve regulatory clarity and enable fair access to energy markets in order to create a best-in-class regulatory framework for the sector.

We will continue to engage storage developers, including those of pumped hydro projects, to understand how best to collaborate with the sector whilst ensuring best value for consumers and fair competition between different flexibility technologies.

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