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Schneider Electric discuss winter energy capacity margins on the BBC

News | Posted 08.10.2013

Schneider Electric's David Hunter, Head of Strategic Alliances, was interviewed on BBC Radio 2's Simon Mayo by Rebecca Pike on the subject of winter electricity capacity margins following this report by National Grid.

David outlined that capacity is tighter than it has been for a number of years, and reflected a lack of investment in new power stations.

While it is unlikely the UK would have blackouts, the small risk of the lights going out is increasing significantly, and will continue to be so through to the middle of the decade.

He referenced the recent energy company price caps policy announced by the Opposition Leader, Ed Miliband, and suggested the report highlighted why it was important to make sure that companies invested in our energy infrastructure to keep the lights on.

You can listen to David’s interview here. It begins at 27minutes 31 seconds into the programme.