Energy Security

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3878
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

When did you last meet representatives from National Grid to discuss energy security in London?

Answer

Answer for Energy Security

Answer for Energy Security

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have not met National Grid to discuss London's energy security; however my Deputy Mayor has discussed this issue with National Grid.

I have written to the DECC Energy Minister expressing my concern about London's energy security, a major concern I raise in my Climate Change Mitigation and Energy Strategy. My Cities Summit Challenge 2014 challenged SMEs to submit proposals to mobilise Londoners to beat the generation crunch. The event was won by Kiwi Power with their smart app.

My decentralised energy programme will relieve the pressure on grid as will the smart energy initiatives being carried out by City Hall.