Kilroot Power Station

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 7th October 2019.

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Photo of Alan Brown Alan Brown Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 30 September to Question 290725 on Kilroot Power Station, when she plans to undertake a strategic assessment of the asset life of individual power stations to assess future power generation requirements and strategy.

Photo of Kwasi Kwarteng Kwasi Kwarteng The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Generation capacity information for Northern Ireland can be found in the annual All-Island Generation Capacity Statement produced by the Transmission System Operators for Ireland and Northern Ireland, can be found at http://www.eirgridgroup.com/site-files/library/EirGrid/Generation_Capacity_Statement_2018.pdf

Energy policy in Northern Ireland is largely a transferred (devolved) matter and therefore it would be for the Northern Ireland Department for the Economy to make strategic assessments of this nature.

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