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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-11351: Maurice Golden (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 18 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what impact its plan to phase out new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2032 will have on how much the country's electricity (a) suppliers and (b) generators will pay in (i) Transmission Network Use of System and (ii) Balancing Services Use of System charges.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 29 September 2017

The detailed impacts of electric vehicle (EV) uptake and integration will depend on many factors, including the increasing use of smart technologies to manage the interface between EVs and the electricity networks, as well as the ways in which future networks are operated and regulated. The Scottish Government will work closely with Ofgem, and with the network owners and operators, as these solutions and approaches are developed.