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Energy Supply

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 128951, tabled on 21 February 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of UK energy supply the Government estimates will be comprised of interconnected capacity by (a) 2020, (b) 2030 and (c) 2040.

Answered on

1 March 2018

The proportion of electricity supplied by electricity imports in 2020 is expected to be 7.6%.

Projections for the power sector up to 2035 are published in the BEIS Energy and Emissions Projections 2017, which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/updated-energy-and-emissions-projections-2017

Up to 2020, the reference scenario reflects current power sector policies. Beyond 2020, the reference scenario includes assumptions that go beyond current Government policy. The results do not indicate a preferred outcome and should be treated as illustrative.