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National Grid

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will list in date order the generating companies which have secured places in the queue for National Grid connections; how much grid capacity is reserved for each; what the source is of electricity generation in each case; and if he will make a statement. (230679)

[holding answer 27 October 2008]: Currently there are around 50GW in total of generation with offers of connection to the grid.

National Grid publish a list of all offers of connections to the grid on their Transmission Entry Capacity (TEC) Register. This is available on their website

http://www.nationalgrid.com/uk/Electricity/GettingConnected/gb_agreements/gbqueue/.

The TEC register includes specific projects, grid capacity and dates for completion but is not broken down by generation type. National Grid do not currently publish a breakdown of the projects by generation type.

We do not hold information on each generation type of the projects with offers of grid connection, although the DECC Re Stats planning database

http://www.restats.org.uk/

lists renewable generation projects by type of renewable energy.