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Electricity: Exports and Imports

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 124934, tabled on 18 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the (a) value was of exports of electricity and (b) cost was of imported electricity in 2021.

Answered on

28 February 2022

Data on electricity trade up to the end of September 2021 is available in Energy Trends table 5.6, at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/electricity-section-5-energy-trends

Full year figures will be published on 31st March 2022.

The value of imports and exports of electricity to and from Great Britain can be calculated using interconnector flow data and electricity wholesale prices available from Elexon (https://www.bmreports.com/bmrs/?q=generation/avghalfhourIC/historic and https://www.bmreports.com/bmrs/?q=balancing/marketindex).