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Isle of Man: Electricity Generation

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 7 May 2009, Official Report, column 359W, on British Overseas Territories: renewable energy, from what sources the remainder of the Isle of Man's electricity demands are generated. (276786)

In the year 2007-08, the Isle of Man's electricity demand was met approximately as follows: 84 per cent. gas (using combined cycle gas turbines), 10 per cent. imports, 4 per cent. energy from waste, 1 per cent. hydro and 1 per cent. diesel.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 7 May 2009, Official Report column 359W, on British Overseas Territories: renewable energy, what the annual cost of operating the hydro-generation facility in the Isle of Man is. (276805)

The Isle of Man hydro-generation facility has operational costs of typically less than £25,000 per annum and is a priority generator, subject to sufficient reservoir water levels.