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National Grid

Volume 508: debated on Monday 29 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking towards the deployment of a smart grid. (325244)

We published the document “Smarter Grids—The Opportunity” on 2 December 2009.

We are ensuring that the smart meter rollout acts as an enabler to smart grids and are developing potential policy options to ensure the electricity infrastructure can meet future challenges in light of the Energy Market Assessment and the initial findings of the 2050 road map analysis. DECC also issued a press notice on Friday 26 March announcing the winning projects in the smart grids capital grants programme under the Low Carbon Innovation Fund.