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Hydroelectric Power: Expenditure

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 72509, tabled on 9 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much public funding has his Department allocated to the development of pumped storage hydro projects in each year since 2010.

Answered on

22 November 2021

The 2021 Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan set out the Government’s approach to electricity storage, including pumped hydro storage, which centres on creating a best-in-class regulatory framework. The actions in the Plan aim to remove regulatory and policy barriers and ensure that markets reflect the value that these assets provide to the energy system.