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Energy: Prices

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 128948, tabled on 21 February 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on the average cost of transmission and other network charges per MWh in (a) the UK, (b) France, (c) Ireland, (d) Norway, (e) Germany and (f) the Netherlands.

Answered on

1 March 2018

Eurostat collate data on the network charge component of electricity prices paid by different sized domestic and non-domestic customers in Europe[1]. For example, table 1 sets out the most recent available data on the amount paid on average by medium-sized domestic consumers towards network costs. This usage is consistent with the typical domestic consumption value used by Ofgem.

Table 1: Electricity network cost paid by medium-sized domestic customers, July – December 2016 (£/MWh)

Electricity

UK

40

France

42

Ireland

55

Norway

58

Germany

56

Netherlands

47

In considering any international comparisons, it should be noted that the individual components of network charges can vary by country.

[1] Available online at: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/energy/data/database