To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the preferred back up capacity is for electricity generation when there is little wind.
10 November 2021
The Capacity Market is the government’s main tool for ensuring security of electricity supply. It aims to ensure there is enough capacity to address peak demand in a wide range of scenarios, such as during periods of cold weather or low wind output. The Capacity Market is technology neutral. It does not seek to procure specific volumes of capacity from different types of technology. All types of capacity can participate, including renewable technologies, storage, and demand-side response.