HC Deb 15 June 1999 vol 333 c109W
Mr. Rammell

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what projects in Essex have(a) been approved in respect of the Non-Fossil Fuel Obligation and (b) taken up that approval. [86436]

Mr. Battle

The Non-Fossil Fuel Obligation (NFFO) for renewables requires the Public Electricity Suppliers to secure specified generating capacity from specified renewables. Thirty-one (31) projects with an aggregate capacity of 319 Mega Watts have been contracted in Essex under the NFFO arrangements made so far. Six of these projects have been commissioned and we expect many more to do so in due course.