Electricity Interconnectors:Written question - 183842

Asked on: 25 October 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Electricity Interconnectors
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the (a) amount and (b) proportion of UK electricity supply will be provide by interconnectors in (a) 2020 and (b) 2025.
Answered by: Claire Perry
Answered on: 02 November 2018

The proportion of electricity that will be supplied by electricity imports by 2020 is expected to be 7.4%.

The power supply sector is projected using the reference case scenario from the Energy and Emissions Projections 2017 (published January 2018), which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/updated-energy-and-emissions-projections-2017

Up to 2020, the reference scenario reflects current power sector policies. Beyond 2020, the reference scenario includes assumptions that go beyond current Government policy. The results do not indicate a preferred outcome and should be treated as illustrative.

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