HS2 in Hansard 23/01/2014

High Speed 2 Railway Line

Mrs Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for

Transport how the power required for High Speed 2

will be generated; and whether any new power stations

will be needed to ensure there is sufficient capacity in

the energy network for High Speed 2. [184158]

Mr Goodwill: HS2 Ltd is currently discussing power

requirements with National Grid who are responsible

for managing the supply of energy within the National

Grid system. Electric railways consume around one per

cent of the electricity used in this country, and HS2

would add marginally to that.