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Renewable Energy

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 33900, tabled on 15 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether, as part of the process of issuing a Strategy and Policy Statement to Ofgem as set out in the Energy White Paper, his Department plans to include guidance to Ofgem on steps to support community energy and to establish a right to local supply.

Answered on

23 July 2021

As set out in the Energy White Paper, the Government will consult on an energy sector Strategy and Policy Statement (SPS) for Ofgem during the course of 2021. The consultation will be a chance to engage with stakeholders from across the energy sector.

The SPS will reflect the strategic priorities and policy outcomes of the Government’s energy policy and the roles of Government, Ofgem and other parties which are collectively responsible for delivering these outcomes.