HC Deb 20 January 1949 vol 460 cc43-4W
39. Mr. Rankin

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what is the estimated peak demand and peak capacity for electrical supply in the Scottish area for this winter as compared with last.

Mr. Robens

Apart from the area supplied by the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board, it is estimated that the peak demand for this winter in extremely cold weather would be 980,000 kw. and peak capacity 780,000 kw. The maximum demand so far this winter has been 860,000 kw. These figures compare with an actual peak demand last winter of 791,000 kw. and peak capacity of 774,000 kw.