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Baglan Energy Park: Energy Supply

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 71351, tabled on 8 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to take steps to support businesses located in the Baglan Energy Park with their energy supply.

Answered on

22 November 2021

On 24 March 2021, the Baglan Group (“Baglan”) including Calon Energy (Baglan Bay) Ltd, Baglan Generating Ltd, Baglan Operations Ltd and Baglan Pipeline Ltd, entered compulsory liquidation. The Secretary of State provided an indemnity to the Official Receiver that same day to ensure Baglan’s sites and operations could be secured, and that health and safety concerns associated with the sites could be addressed. This has enabled the private wire network, which supplies electricity to businesses on the Baglan Energy Park, to remain active whilst the Official Receiver develops and implements his disposal plan.

Contingency planning is a devolved matter for the Welsh Government who are working closely with all affected businesses. Officials continue to engage closely with the Welsh Government and provide support where appropriate.