Electricity statistics

Data on the UK’s electricity sector covering generation, fuel use, supply, consumption and power station capacity.

Electricity statistics examine trends in the UK’s electricity sector, covering:

  • generation
  • fuel used for generation
  • consumption 
  • power station capacity
  • Major Power Producers (MPPs) and other generators

Our tables in Energy Trends and the Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) include commentary explaining key trends. The chapters provide a more in-depth review for the most recent period. 

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Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES): annual data

Annual review of the UK’s electricity sector, with data provided on generation, fuel used, power station capacity and demand by detailed sector splits. A summary and explanation of long term trends are provided in the chapter text.

Energy Trends: quarterly and monthly data

Quarterly and monthly data on electricity generation, fuel used, trade and electricity demand by broad sector.

Energy Trends: articles

Regular and one-off articles containing additional analysis on generation, competition and regional trends.


Supplementary information on the data and methods used to produce electricity statistics. Information on any changes to the statistics are also provided. 

Historical time series data

Long-term time series data, published every July alongside DUKES.

Published 26 September 2013
Last updated 24 September 2020 + show all updates
  1. Energy Trends September 2020 special feature article added.

  2. Energy Trends March 2020 special feature article added.

  3. Energy Trends December 2019 special feature article added.

  4. Energy Trends September 2019 special feature article added.

  5. 'Energy Trends: March 2019, special feature article - Nuclear electricity in the UK' added.

  6. Energy Trends March 2017 special feature article added.

  7. Energy Trends September 2016 special feature article added.

  8. First published.