Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, said:
“I am grateful to Ofgem for providing to Government their first annual Electricity Capacity Assessment. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the security outlook and Government will consider carefully the implications. We will respond formally before the end of the year.
“Security of electricity supply is of critical importance to the health of the economy and the smooth functioning of our daily lives. That is why the Government is reforming the electricity market to deliver secure, clean and affordable electricity.”