Electricity Generation

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 25th January 2022.

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Photo of John Redwood John Redwood Conservative, Wokingham

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of trends in electricity demand in the UK up to 2030.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The table below shows the Department’s latest published projections of total electricity supplied by UK generators from the year 2021 up to 2030, net of storage and imports. Supply is modelled to meet projected demand and takes account of demand trends.

Year

Total electricity supplied (net of storage & imports), TWh (terawatt-hours)

2021

313

2022

313

2023

312

2024

313

2025

315

2026

319

2027

323

2028

328

2029

334

2030

340

These figures are based on central estimates of economic growth, fossil fuel prices and contains all agreed policies where decisions on policy design were sufficiently advanced to allow robust estimates of impact as of August 2019. Further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/energy-and-emissions-projections. Figures provided are extracted from BEIS Energy and Emissions Projections: Net Zero Strategy baseline (partial interim update December 2021) Annex J, Total electricity generation by source.

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