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MPs write to energy firms in energy prices follow up

31 October 2013

Following its session on energy prices, the Energy and Climate Change Committee has written to the witnesses to ask for a clarification of each company’s costs

Information requested on costs:

  • for wholesale energy prices, transporting electricity and gas to customers homes and energy and climate change policy costs;
  • for the period 2011-2012 and 2012-2013; and
  • expressed in pounds and pence and percentages.

The Committee has also asked the companies to answer these questions:

  • In your supply business, what was a) the total cost and b) absolute profit in £ per kWh delivered for gas and electricity in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012?
  • What is your profit margin, expressed as a percentage of an average dual fuel bill, less the costs which you pass through to customers (i.e. wholesale costs, transmission and distribution costs and any Government imposed obligations)?

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