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Energy Supply and Infrastructure: Storms

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 98951, tabled on 6 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department made of the resilience of energy networks and infrastructure prior to Storm Arwen in the regions affected by that storm.

Answered on

14 January 2022

Great Britain has one of the most reliable energy systems in the world and maintaining a secure electricity supply is a key priority for Government.

Government regularly liaises with industry through the Energy Emergencies Executive Committee to continually improve and maintain the resilience of energy infrastructure, networks and assets, to reduce vulnerabilities, and to ensure an effective response to actual or potentially disruptive incidents.