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Energy Supply

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 24th January 2011.

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Photo of David Morris David Morris Conservative, Morecambe and Lunesdale

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the installed energy generation capacity is of each of the six largest (a) coal, (b) gas, (c) nuclear and (d) renewable energy producers as a percentage of the total.

Photo of Charles Hendry Charles Hendry The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The following table shows the proportions of total installed capacity of the six largest (in terms of installed capacity) coal, gas, nuclear and renewables producers, as at May 2010.

Company Share of Capacity
Coal EON 17
RWE npower 16
SSE 15
EDF 14
Drax 13
Scottish Power 12
Gas Centrica 15
EON 11
SSE 10
RWE npower 9
GDF Suez 7
Scottish Power 7
Nuclear EDF 86
Magnox 14
Renewables SSE 22
Scottish Power 11
RWE npower 8
Fred Olsen 4
Centrica 4

Shares of capacity are taken from data in table 5.11 of the Digest of UK Energy Statistics, 2010, available at:

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