Renewable Energy: Infrastructure

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero written question – answered am ar 9 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Drew Hendry Drew Hendry Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Economy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps she is taking to encourage communities to support renewable energy network connection infrastructure in their localities.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)

Community support is critical to increasing the scale and pace of development of the electricity transmission network as we transition to net zero.

That is why, in November 2023, the government published its community benefit proposals for communities living near new transmission network infrastructure.

This includes publishing guidance this year covering benefits of £200,000/km for overhead lines, £40,000/km for underground cables, and £200,000 per substation. In addition, properties closest to new transmission network infrastructure will receive electricity bill discounts of up to £1,000 per year for 10 years.

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