Electricity: Costs

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 5th March 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, whether he has plans to update his Department’s assessment of the levelised cost of electricity across all generation sources.

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, when he last carried out an assessment of the levelised cost of electricity across all generation sources.

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, if he will set out his Department’s most recent assessment of the levelised cost of electricity from (a) onshore wind, (b) offshore wind, (c) large scale solar photovoltaic and (d) nuclear energy sources.

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)

The Department has updated their assessment of the levelised cost of electricity and plans to publish this in due course. The Department’s most recent published assessment of the levelised cost of electricity was published in 2016[1].

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

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