Renewable Energy: Exports

(asked on 18th May 2020) - View Source

Question to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy:

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the level of electricity exported from renewable sources in the UK to Europe via the interconnector.


Answered by
Kwasi Kwarteng Portrait
Kwasi Kwarteng
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
This question was answered on 27th May 2020

We do not hold that information as it is not possible to identify the original generation source for electricity exported via interconnectors connecting to other European countries. However, in terms of electricity generated in the UK in 2019, 37.4 per cent came from renewable sources, which was the highest level achieved to date. Total electricity exports from the UK in 2019 were 3.4 TWh.

Source: Section 5 – UK electricity generation, trade and consumption, October to December 2019

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