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Electricity Generation

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many applications for electricity generation projects using (a) tidal power, (b) wave power, (c) wind, (d) biomass, (e) hydro power, (f) gas and (g) coal are awaiting his consent under the Electricity Act 1989; and what the megawatt capacity is for each category. (166220)

The following numbers of applications for consent under the Electricity Act 1989 in respect of electricity generating projects using the specified energy sources are currently with the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform:

Applications

MW

(a) Tidal power

1

1

(b) Wave power

1

7

(c) Wind power

12

2,580

(d) Biomass

2

423

(e) Hydro power

1

1

(f) Gas

7

7,330

(g) Coal

1

1,600

1 No applications