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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-22362: Pauline McNeill (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 26 March 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with Ofgem regarding the timing of the regulator's targeted charging review on investment in renewables, energy efficiency, innovation and onsite generation for businesses.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 18 April 2019

My officials and I engage regularly with Ofgem to discuss a range of matters, including the effect of its Targeted Charging Review and other regulatory processes and consultations on consumers and investors.

We recognise the uncertainty that the Targeted Charging Review is currently creating, particularly when set alongside other Ofgem reviews, such as its review of forward looking charges.

We shall continue to engage with Ofgem at official and ministerial level on these matters, and will respond to any concerns raised with us by Scotland’s consumers or, indeed, other stakeholders in Scotland.