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Renewable Energy

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 33901, tabled on 15 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the follow-up to the recent call for evidence on the electricity exemptions regime, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of modifying the exemptions regime to enable community or local supply.

Answered on

23 July 2021

The current electricity licence exemptions regime already provides a framework for small scale electricity supply without the need for a licence. For example, there is an exemption for those who do not at any time supply more electrical power than 5 megawatts of which not more than 2.5 megawatts is supplied to domestic consumers.

The recent call for evidence is part of a wider review of the exemptions regime. We are currently considering responses to the call for evidence and will issue a response in due course.