Andrew Perry quoted in City AM on UK electricity imports

Oct 23, 2017

Leading London business newspaper CityAM has quoted Andrew Perry, a Principal in Oliver Wyman’s Energy Practice, in their coverage of a new report from Think Tank The Centre for Policy Studies.

The report deals with an extremely complex question regarding the most efficient way to run the UK energy system and to interact with the wider European energy market at lowest cost while ensuring security of supply. However, Andrew Perry opines that it does not take a clear-eyed view of how generation capacity will develop in the UK or European markets or how different solutions can work together. UK generation capacity may become an issue and there may be a case for arrangements to encourage new-build Gas being reviewed, but to place the blame on interconnection is obfuscation and missing the bigger picture.