Patrick Grady – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Energy and Climate Change

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Patrick Grady on 2016-06-24.

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which power stations are equipped with black start capability; and how many such stations are in each constituent part of the UK.

Andrea Leadsom

National Grid is responsible for maintaining a Black Start capability for the Great Britain national electricity transmission system and contracts with certain large power stations to provide this service within defined geographic zones.

For both security reasons and due to commercial sensitivities, information on which power stations have black start contracts is not publicly available.