Date lodged: 10 July 2017
To ask the Scottish Government when ministers last met the National Grid to discuss a black start.
Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 11 August 2017
I met with Phil Sheppard of National Grid on 21 December 2016, in my capacity as Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, to discuss winter security of supply, including black start. This was followed by an extraordinary meeting of the Scottish Energy Advisory Board on 16 February to discuss Scottish security of supply and system resilience. This was attended by the First Minister, myself, relevant Scottish Government officials, representatives of the energy sector in Scotland and representatives from National Grid.