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Welsh Affairs Committee starts taking evidence on grid capacity in Wales

11 March 2022

The Welsh Affairs Committee holds the first evidence session of its inquiry into Grid capacity in Wales.

Purpose of the session

During this scene-setting session with industry experts, MPs will be exploring the implications of grid capacity issues. Likely topics to be discussed are:

  • Wales’ transmission network;
  • Grid connections to future renewable energy projects;
  • The role of stakeholders in preparing the grid for future demand;
  • Smart Export Guarantee;
  • Relevant UK and Welsh Government energy policy;
  • What more the UK and Welsh governments can do to ‘future-proof’ the grid.

The inquiry follows the Committee’s previous inquiry, Renewable energy in Wales. The Committee argued that Wales could be a leader in renewable energy, but that infrastructure issues, such as grid capacity, could hinder progress and pose a significant challenge in meeting net zero commitments.


Wednesday 16 March 2022

from 10.00am

  • Jon O'Sullivan, Director of Onshore Wind & Solar, EDF Energy
  • Tom Glover, RWE Country Chair, RWE UK
  • Robert Proctor, Business Development Manager, Community Energy Wales

from 11.00am

  • Rhys Wyn Jones, Director of RenewableUK Cymru, Renewable UK
  • Chris Williams, Head of Industrial Decarbonisation, Industry Wales

Further information

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