Coal

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 12th March 2018.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average daily proportion of the UK’s electricity which was generated from coal was for the week beginning Monday 26 February 2018; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy does not hold data at this level of disaggregation covering all UK generation. Monthly electricity generated by Major Power Producers in February 2018 will be published in Energy Trends table 5.3 on 26th April. Total quarterly UK electricity generated in Q1 2018 will be published in Energy Trends table 5.1 on 28th June. Data will be available at this link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/electricity-section-5-energy-trends.

However, for the Public Distribution System in Great Britain only, Elexon’s figures show that in the week commencing 26th February 2018, on average 25.1 per cent of electricity generated was from coal each day.

Source: Elexon half-hourly balancing mechanism reports, available at https://www.bmreports.com/bmrs/?q=generation/fueltype.

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