In response to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report stating that the incompetent negotiations of windfarm contracts could increase consumers’ energy bills,
Which? executive director Richard Lloyd said:
“Today’s report from the Public Accounts Committee shows why tough, independent scrutiny is vital when the Government negotiates multi-billion pound contracts with the energy industry. Rising energy costs are consumers’ number one financial worry so with customers footing the bill for investment in our energy system through their bills, it’s important costs are kept under control.
“As MPs start to scrutinise the Government’s Energy Bill this week, we want to see amendments to ensure contracts for new energy supplies are scrutinised by independent experts, including consumer representatives, so we can be sure they deliver good value for money.”