COMMONS

Committee concludes pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft energy bill

26 June 2012

The Energy and Climate Change Committee will hold the final two public evidence sessions on the Draft Energy Bill at 10am and 2pm (both in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House) on Tuesday 26 June 2012

Witnesses

Morning Session: National Grid

At 10.05am approx:

  • Nick Winser, Executive Director UK
  • Mark Ripley, Project Director, EMR

Afternoon Session: Department of Energy and Climate Change

At 2.05 pm approx:

  • Rt Hon Edward Davey MP, Secretary of State
  • Charles Hendry MP, Minister of State
  • Jonathan Brearley, Director Energy Markets and Infrastructure,
  • Simon Virley, Director General - Energy Markets and Infrastructure
  • Kathryn Wood, Bill Team manager

Timings are approximate.
 
These sessions will focus on Part 1, Chapters 1-7 of the draft Bill and associated documents. In particular it will explore the following areas:

  • Setting the strike price for Contracts for Difference (CFDs)
  • Counterparty models for CFDs
  • Effectiveness of CFDs for Renewables and CCS
  • Proposed use of investment instruments
  • The role of demand-side reduction in the proposed Capacity Market
  • Analysis of future capacity and electricity demand
  • CCS and the proposed Emissions Performance Standard, and
  • EPS exemptions linked to security of supply 

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