This Electricity Generation Policy Statement 2013 (EGPS) examines the way in which Scotland generates electricity, and considers the changes which will be necessary to meet the targets which the Scottish Government has established, and reflects both views from industry and other stakeholders and also developments in UK and EU electricity policy.
It looks at the sources from which that electricity is produced, the amount of electricity which we use to meet our own needs and the technological and infrastructural advances and requirements which Scotland will require over the coming decade and beyond.
The Scottish Government’s policy on electricity generation is that Scotland’s generation mix should deliver:
• a secure source of electricity supply;
• at an affordable cost to consumers;
• which can be largely decarbonised by 2030;
• and which achieves the greatest possible economic benefit and competitive advantage for Scotland including opportunities for community ownership and community benefits.