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Electricity: Prices

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 67903, tabled on 14 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average wholesale price of electricity was in 2016.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

21 March 2017

The average base load wholesale price of electricity in the day-ahead market for the period January to November 2016 was £42 per megawatt-hour*.

*Source: Ofgem electricity prices, https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/chart/electricity-prices-day-ahead-baseload-contracts-monthly-average-gb

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