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Military Bases: Energy

Volume 502: debated on Monday 7 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he has taken to develop smart power grids for UK military bases. (304478)

The Ministry of Defence is in the process of better understanding its energy consumption through the introduction of smart metering on electricity, gas and oil supplies and these may then have the potential to link into smart grids as they develop across the UK.

The Department has, however, not taken any steps so far to introduce smart power grids on its estate but will be considering “Smarter Grids: The Opportunity” published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change on 2 December 2009.