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Security of UK's energy supply and cross-border trading examined

25 January 2017

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee begins its inquiry "Leaving the EU: negotiation priorities for energy and climate change policy", with a session focusing on security of trade, energy supply, and particular challenges for Northern Ireland.


Wednesday 25 January 2017, Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30:

  • Paul Hallas, Regulation and Strategy Director, Centrica
  • Kevin Dibble, Director of Strategy and Communications, Engie UK
  • Phil Sheppard, Director of System Operations, National Grid
  • Ian Graves, Director of Business Development, National Grid
  • Martijn van Gemert, Electricity Committee Member, European Federation of Energy Traders

Purpose of the session

The session will focus on the security of the UK's energy supply and cross-border trading.

This will include arrangements for energy trading with Europe, the current and future role of cross-border interconnectors in security of electricity and gas supplies, governance of cross-border trading by the European Network Codes and particular challenges for Northern Ireland.


Last week, the Committee published online the written evidence it has received as part of this inquiry.

In addition to these 35 items of evidence, the Committee will also consider around 130 submissions of written evidence received by the former Energy and Climate Change (ECC) Committee as part of two inquiries that it launched prior to machinery of Government changes in July 2016.

The ECC written evidence is available online:

Further information

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