UK ‘victim of own success’ on grid delays

The long delays renewable projects face securing grid connections are the result of the UK being a “victim of its own success” delivering new low carbon generation, an energy minister has claimed. Andrew Bowie was challenged by shadow energy minister Alan Whitehead about the “wretched state” of grid development, pointing to how renewables projects are being told they will be unable to connect until 2035, the government’s target date for a decarbonised electricity system.

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