HL Deb 06 April 1995 vol 563 cc39-40WA
Lord Williams of Elvel

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the proposed length of the "period of subsidy" mentioned in connection with wind power generating stations in the Answer given by Earl Ferrers on 28th March 1995 (H.L. Deb., col. 1504); and

What is the average period of contract to supply electricity granted to wind generating stations in England and Wales.

Earl Ferrers

Under the Non-Fossil Fuel Obligation (NFFO) Renewables Orders 1 and 2, made in 1990 and 1991 respectively, the contracts which wind electricity generators signed with regional electricity companies end no later than December 31 1998.

Under NFFO3, made in December 1994, wind electricity generators have signed contracts with regional electricity companies for periods of up to 15 years.