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.
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