Agenda and minutes

Environment and Sustainability Committee
Thursday, 3 November 2011 09.30

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Virginia Hawkins 

Items
Note No. Item

1.

Introductions, apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

1.1 There were no apologies or substitutions.

(09.30 - 10.30)

2.

Inquiry into energy policy and planning in Wales - Evidence from energy companies - Consideration of renewable energy

E&S(4)-08-11 paper 1 – SWALEC / SSE

E&S(4)-08-11 paper 2 - RWE npower and npower renewables

E&S(4)-08-11 paper 3 – Scottish Power

 

Sam Peacock, Head of Public Affairs, SSE

Simon Wells, Head of Planning & Environmental Law, RWE npower

Wayne Cranstone, Development & Projects Director, npower renewables

Janice McLaughlin, Project Director – England and Wales, ScottishPower Renewables

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee on energy policy and planning in Wales.

 

2.2 Mr Peacock agreed to provide an update on the Abernedd power station Baglan, details of sites for developing marine and tidal power in Wales.

 

2.3 Ms McLaughlin agreed to provide details of different models of community benefits offered by Scottish Power.

 

2.4 The Committee asked if a draft of the transport management plans could be shared with them when available.

(10.30 - 11.30)

3.

Inquiry into energy policy and planning in Wales - Evidence from energy companies and National Grid - Consideration of network and grid issues

E&S(4)-08-11 paper 2 - RWE npower and npower renewables

E&S(4)-08-11 paper 3 – Scottish Power

E&S(4)-08-11 paper 4 – National Grid

 

Simon Wells, Head of Planning & Environmental Law, RWE npower

Wayne Cranstone, Development & Projects Director, npower renewables

Colin Taylor, Head of Design, Scottish Power Energy Networks

Steve Knight-Gregson, Principal Specialist for Major Projects, National Grid

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee on energy policy and planning in Wales.

 

3.2 Mr Gregson agreed to provide a note on the capacity of the grid in south Wales to handle current and future power generation and on the number of consenting bodies for developments in Wales.

 

4.

Papers to note

E&S(4)-08-11 paper 5

Correspondence from the Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development on applications for energy projects above and below 50MW

 

E&S(4)-08-11 paper 6

Correspondence from the Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and European Programmes on actions arising from the Committee’s meeting on 19 July

 

E&S(4)-08-11 paper 7

Correspondence from the Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and European Programmes on actions arising from the Committee’s meeting on 13 October on the draft budget 2012-13

 

E&S(4)-08-11 paper 8

Committee forward work programme – Autumn 2011

Supporting documents:

Transcript

 

 

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