To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the cost per kilowatt hour is of electricity transportation charged to consumers in (a) Orkney, (b) the north of Scotland and (c) the south of Scotland.
11 April 2016
Ofgem published an analysis of regional differences in network charges on 23 October 2015 which is available at:
Based on data contained in this report, the typical cost of electricity transmission and distribution in 2015/16 for a standard domestic tariff in the north of Scotland was 4.6 pence per kilowatt hour, and 3.7 pence per kilowatt hour for the south of Scotland (excluding VAT). There is no difference in electricity transmission and distribution charges between consumers in Orkney and the rest of the north of Scotland.