Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Lloyd Russell-Moyle Lloyd Russell-Moyle Labour/Co-operative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if she will list the offshore wind farm constraint payments made by the National Grid Electricity Systems Operator in each month since April 2019.

Photo of Lloyd Russell-Moyle Lloyd Russell-Moyle Labour/Co-operative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average value of constraint payments made by National Grid Electricity Systems Operator (NGESO) was to (a) onshore and (b) offshore wind energy companies in each month since NGESO was created.

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

National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO) publishes details of constraint payments by generation type in its ‘Monthly Balancing Services Summary’, which is available at: https://www.nationalgrideso.com/balancing-data/system-balancing-reports The addition published on 30 September 2019 contains the latest data on constraint payments made since NGESO was created on 1st April 2019, and the sections on ‘Constraint actions by fuel type’ and ‘Wind generation’ are most relevant. Detailed information on constraint payments to individual generation projects is published by Elexon, and is available at: https://www.bmreports.com/bmrs/?q=balancing/

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