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Electricity Generation

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 134744, tabled on 28 March 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2018 to question 128954, what assessment he has made of whether as a result of increased interconnection (a) net employment in the GB electricity generating sector will increase or decrease and (b) UK GDP contribution from the GB electricity generating sector will increase or decrease in real terms.

Answered on

16 April 2018

New interconnectors create jobs and contribute to GDP in their construction and ongoing operation. However, we do not hold sufficiently disaggregated data on employment in and GDP contribution from the electricity sector to make a quantitative assessment of the impact of increased interconnection on these points.

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