You are here » Home» Renewables News» Transmission & Distribution» Greatrex: Hard pressed consumers should not bear the cost of transmission charges

Greatrex: Hard pressed consumers should not bear the cost of transmission charges

Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font
image

Ofgem’s consultation on transmission charges.

Commenting following the publication of Ofgem’s consultation on transmission charges, Labour’s Shadow Energy Minister, Tom Greatrex MP said: 

“Ofgem’s consultation proposals are welcome. The current regime was designed for a largely pre-renewables world and needed urgent review to reflect the moves to a lower carbon energy mix. 

The transmission of energy needs to be paid for – but this should not be at further expense to the already hard pressed consumer. The costs must be met by those who benefit commercially from the transmission network – the Big Six energy companies.  

The new regime must be transparent and fair, without deterring renewable generation. 

It is vital that Ofgem’s proposals fit into the wider Electricity Market Reform (EMR). That is why we need clarity on the government’s intentions for EMR early in the new year– if we are to achieve the broader low carbon energy mix then that certainty is required as soon as possible.”

 

 

Read Article..

Renewable Energy employers, recruiters and job seekers can now post vacanices and/or upload CV's free on our industry leading renewables job site. Please click on the logo below to get started.

World of Renewables Jobs


Share/Bookmark

Subscribe to comments feed Comments (1 posted):

martin2468 on 22/12/2011
avatar
Tom Greatrex MP seems to be rather naive if he thinks the big six will just adsorb transmission charges, they will certanly pass them on to consummers one way or another!
Thumbs Up Thumbs Down
0
total: 1 | displaying: 1 - 1

Post your comment comment

Please enter the code you see in the image:

Member's Area
Translation Tool
Article Tools
  • email Email to a friend
  • print Print version
  • Plain text Plain text
  • Publish my own news Submit an article
  • Register Free Register Free
  • Share/Bookmark
Article Author
Tags
No tags for this article
Submit Your Press
Click here to
Navigate archive
first first April, 2014 first first
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Poll: US Solar Development
How important do you think it is for the U.S. to develop and use solar power?