Mr. Ron Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he has received recent representations from NEI Peebles Ltd about the electricity supply industry's ordering programme.
§ Mr. Goodlad
No. However I understand that this company and other transformer manufacturers have proposed in the NEDO heavy electrical machinery group, an accelerated transformer replacement programme to reduce electrical transmission losses in the public supply208W system. This proposal has been considered by the electricity supply industry not to be economically justified.