Planning our Electric Future: a White Paper for Secure, Affordable and Low-carbon Electricity
- Department for Energy & Climate Change
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
'Planning our Electric Future: a White Paper for Secure, Affordable and Low-carbon Electricity (Cm. 8099)' sets out the Government’s proposals for reform of the UK’s electricity system to ensure that the UK electricity supply is secure, low-carbon and affordable.
This reform is especially crucial as we face a number of unprecedented challenges in the coming decades including:
the threat to security of supply as existing plant closes;
the necessity to decarbonise electricity generation; and
the likelihood for a rise in electricity demand and electricity prices are also expected to rise.
Broadly the strategy’s approach consists of four parts:
(i) Long term contracts for both low-carbon energy and capacity.
(ii) Institutional arrangements to support this contracting approach.
(iii) Continued grandfathering, supporting the principle of no retrospective change to low-carbon policy incentives, within a clear and rational planning cycle.
(iv) Ensuring a liquid market that allows existing energy companies and new entrants to compete on fair terms.
|Format||Paperback||Published||12 Jul 2011|
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