Energy Supply: Weather

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 14th February 2019.

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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 assessment he has made of the level of security of supply of electricity for winter 2019; and whether he is taking steps to improve that level of security.

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)

National Grid’s Winter Outlook for 2018/19 published in November 2018 showed that there was an electricity margin of over 11% entering this winter, which is sufficient to meet the statutory Reliability Standard.

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