All Scottish Government documents mentioning “nodal pricing” and “zonal pricing” in the context of the electricity market, including correspondence between Ministers, Civil Servants, and Special Advisers, and with external parties, from 1st January 2022 - date.
As the information you have requested is ‘environmental information’ for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations. We are applying the exemption at section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA.
This exemption is subject to the ‘public interest test’. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption, because there is no public interest in dealing with the same request under two different regimes. This is essentially a technical point and has no material effect on the outcome of your request.
I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested.
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because exceptions under regulations 11(2) (personal information); 10(4)(e) (internal communications); 10(5)(e) (substantial prejudice to confidentiality of commercial information); and 10(5)(f) (prejudice to interests of person who provided the information) of the EIRs applies to that information. The reasons why these exceptions apply are explained in Annex A to this letter.
Some of the information you have requested is available on the Scottish Parliament website here.
Under regulation 6(1)(b) of the EIRs, we do not have to give you information which is already publicly available and easily accessible to you in another form or format. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.
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