§ Lord Kilclooney
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the generation and supply of electricity in Northern Ireland are adequate for the expected demand for electricity in the next five years. [HL516]
§ Baroness Amos
Both generation and supply of electricity in Northern Ireland are adequate for the next five years. There is existing installed capacity of some 2052MW and an additional 400MW capacity will be available from April 2005 with the new Coolkeeragh Combined Cycle Gas Turbine units. Expected peak demand for 2003–04 is 1650MW and this is projected to rise over the next five years to 1830MW in 2008–09.