Energy: West Midlands

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 2nd April 2019.

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Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Economy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an estimate of the overall amount of energy consumed in the West Midlands Metropolitan Area.

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)

In 2017 10,700 GWh of electricity was consumed in the West Midlands Metropolitan area. This excludes electricity which was generated and used on site, the amount of which is not known as it is not metered. Between June 2017 and June 2018 22,700 GWh of gas was consumed. These are the most recent periods for which information is held.

Source for electricity consumption: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/regional-and-local-authority-electricity-consumption-statistics

Source for gas consumption: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/gas-sales-and-numbers-of-customers-by-region-and-local-authority

The sources give consumption at the local authority level, where consumption in the 7 local authorities in the West Midlands Metropolitan area were aggregated to provide this answer. These local authorities are Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

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