Electricity Generation Policy Statement - 2013
The Scottish Government published an initial draft Electricity Generation Policy Statement (EGPS) in November 2010, to support our Climate Change Report on Proposals and Policies (RPP). The RPP is required under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 to set out proposals and policies for meeting annual emissions reductions targets from 2010 to 2022.
A further revision of the EGPS was published in draft in March 2012 for consultation. The 2012 draft set out the pathway to meeting the Scottish Government target of delivering the equivalent of at least 100% of gross electricity consumption from renewables by 2020. It set out how Scotland generates electricity, and gave an overview of the changes needed to meet Scottish Government targets and deliver a low carbon generating mix.
This document sets out a final version of the 2012 EGPS:
- to reflect views, suggestions and comments submitted to the consultation;
- to update on electricity sector developments and changes;
- following an extensive and continuing programme of targeted engagement, consultation and discussion with generators, transmission system owners, engineering, academic and market experts in Scotland and the UK;
- to reflect significant political and policy developments at UK and EU level, and on-going discussions with UK and EU policy makers;
- to finalise the requirements for strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of the EGPS and the 2020 Routemap for Renewable Energy in Scotland, as required by the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005
A more detailed overview of the responses to the 2012 consultation is also published on the Scottish Government webpages.
This document will now form a basis for further and on-going modelling of the future electricity generating mix in Scotland, beyond 2020
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Post Adoption Statement
Following the publication of the Electricity Generation Policy Statement, alongside the 2020 Renewables Routemap, a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Post Adoption Statement has been prepared. The statement outlines how the findings of the SEA and consultees’ comments on the Environmental Report and the EGPS were taken into account during the preparation of the documents.