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star this property date less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy Supply more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the (a) implications for his policies of the 2018 National Grid Future Energy Scenarios which place all peak demand scenarios above 75 GW compared with one scenario over 70 GW in the 2017 scenarios and (b) potential effect of the 2018 scenarios on the operations of distribution network companies. more like this
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John McNally more like this
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star this property answer text <p>National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios 2018 has been used to analyse peak demand scenarios for the Capacity Market. The Capacity Market secures the electricity capacity required to meet peak demand in a range of scenarios. The targets for Capacity Market auctions are set annually for the delivery year four and one year ahead. These targets are based on advice from National Grid and our Panel of Technical Experts, which uses the analysis in the Future Energy Scenarios.</p><p> </p><p>With regard to the distribution network companies, Ofgem’s regulation takes account of potential increases in demand. In addition, BEIS and Ofgem published the Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan in July 2017. This signalled the move to Distribution System Operators where network companies are more actively managing their networks to deal with increasing levels of distribution-connected generation and increasing demand from, for example, electric vehicles and heat pumps.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T15:22:33.037Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T15:22:33.037Z
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3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4424
unstar this property label Biography information for John McNally more like this
971388
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star this property date less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy Supply more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps (a) his Department and (b) Ofgem plan to take to ensure that distribution networks are prepared to meet additional demand from (i) high economic growth and (ii) rising rates of electrical vehicle take-up. more like this
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 172546 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Distribution Network Operators are investing up to £24.6bn over their current price control (2015-2023) on their networks, including in meeting additional demand. Ofgem have begun consideration of the next price control for the network companies beyond 2023, which will take into account economic growth and the increase in electric vehicles (EVs). There are flexibility mechanisms built into these price controls to enable network companies to respond to unexpected changes.</p><p>In July 2017, Government launched its Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan, along with Ofgem, which enables new technologies to increase capacity and the energy system to manage new sources of demand more efficiently. As part of this, smart charging measures are included in the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act which means that Government can now set standards so all new EV chargepoints installed are smart enabled. This will provide benefits to consumers and reduce the demands on the networks.</p><p>Finally, as outlined in the Road to Zero strategy, the Government launched the EV Energy Taskforce on 11 June. The taskforce will consider what further actions should be taken so that the energy system is prepared for the uptake of electric vehicles.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T15:22:39.09Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T15:22:39.09Z
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3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4424
unstar this property label Biography information for John McNally more like this
971392
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star this property date less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy Supply more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps Ofgem are taking to reduce electricity losses in the transmission and distribution systems; and what assessment he has made of the effect of those losses on Scottish (a) businesses and (b) consumers. more like this
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 172550 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) and Transmission Owners have an overarching obligation to develop and maintain efficient, co-ordinated and economical systems. Ofgem has also placed specific licence obligations on them to ensure that losses are as low as reasonably practicable. Whilst Government and Ofgem are aware of potential approaches to minimising losses, including through the use of low resistance cables, network companies are not instructed exactly how to go about this. Instead, Ofgem sets incentives for network companies, including broader environmental incentives on losses and business carbon footprint. These incentives have encouraged the network companies to proactively manage losses on their networks to the extent to which this is possible. For example, it is now widespread practice across GB to replace ‘high-loss’ cables with newer ‘low-loss’ substitutes, where this is efficient. The DNOs are also undertaking a programme of replacing pre-1960s transformers with newer more efficient types.</p><p> </p><p>Neither Government nor Ofgem specifically records the effect of losses on Scottish consumers and businesses. However, as part of developing their business plans for future capital expenditure, Ofgem will require network companies (including the Scottish network companies) to take into account the lifetime costs including losses, when deciding between different equipment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 172551 more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T15:22:48.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T15:22:48.617Z
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3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4424
unstar this property label Biography information for John McNally more like this
971393
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star this property date less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Electric Cables: Innovation more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential role of innovative, low resistance cables in helping to (a) reduce electrical losses and (b) deliver more electricity to where it is consumed. more like this
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 172551 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) and Transmission Owners have an overarching obligation to develop and maintain efficient, co-ordinated and economical systems. Ofgem has also placed specific licence obligations on them to ensure that losses are as low as reasonably practicable. Whilst Government and Ofgem are aware of potential approaches to minimising losses, including through the use of low resistance cables, network companies are not instructed exactly how to go about this. Instead, Ofgem sets incentives for network companies, including broader environmental incentives on losses and business carbon footprint. These incentives have encouraged the network companies to proactively manage losses on their networks to the extent to which this is possible. For example, it is now widespread practice across GB to replace ‘high-loss’ cables with newer ‘low-loss’ substitutes, where this is efficient. The DNOs are also undertaking a programme of replacing pre-1960s transformers with newer more efficient types.</p><p> </p><p>Neither Government nor Ofgem specifically records the effect of losses on Scottish consumers and businesses. However, as part of developing their business plans for future capital expenditure, Ofgem will require network companies (including the Scottish network companies) to take into account the lifetime costs including losses, when deciding between different equipment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 172550 more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T15:22:48.68Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T15:22:48.68Z
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3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4424
unstar this property label Biography information for John McNally more like this