Helen Hayes – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Energy and Climate Change

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Helen Hayes on 2016-05-18.

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of extra reserve capacity in the National Grid in 2016 and 2017.

Andrea Leadsom

National Grid has procured 3.6GW of a total volume cap of 3.7GW (de-rated capacity). This is the amount that National Grid calculated in their ‘volume Requirement methodology’ to assess the amount of reserve that would be considered adequate, considering a number of sensitivities. This has been approved by the regulator, Ofgem.