Electricity: Consumption

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 1st November 2018.

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Photo of Bill Cash Bill Cash Chair, European Scrutiny Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many terawatt hours of electricity were consumed in the UK in the last 12 months.

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 most recent electricity consumption figures available cover the twelve month period from the start of July 2017 to the end of June 2018. During this period, total UK electricity demand was 355.1 terawatt hours. Subtracting energy industry usage, as well as transmission and distribution losses, the final electricity consumption by industry, business and domestic users in the UK was 301.7 terawatt hours during this period. These figures can be found on the National Statistics website here:

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

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