Dear Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,

What is DEIS's estimate or that provided to DEIS by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) of the peak electrical power requirement to operate 5G telecommunications hardware (the "Internet of Things") in the UK?

Yours faithfully,

Roland Gilmore

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

BEIS ref: EIR2022/12602

Dear Mr Gilmore

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 25th May.
Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official at the
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to process.

Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and
we will reply at the latest by 24th June.

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Sole, Francesca (Infrastructure & Materials), Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Hi Roland,

Thank you for sending this through. I am replying on behalf of David Stokes who is OOO today.

Our policy team do not hold the data on this subject - and given that no-one in BEIS has responded I suspect that no other policy teams in the department hold the data either. Therefore, we are not well placed to answer this FOI.

Please let me know you would like to proceed with this request.

Best,

Francesca Sole, Policy Advisor Public Procurement
Tel: 020 7215 6843, [mobile number]

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Dear Sole, Francesca (Infrastructure & Materials),

Yes; please proceed with this request.

(I find it incredible that no department of government appears to have carried out an impact study/assessment before its policy on 5G roll out has been activated and 400,000 5G mast installations announced.)

Yours sincerely,

Roland Gilmore

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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Dear Mr Gilmore

Please find attached the Department's response to your Information request, our reference EIR2022/12602.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information Rights & Records Unit at BEIS.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Kind regards,
Information Rights & Records Unit
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy | 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET | www.gov.uk/beis | [email address]