Research and analysis

Electricity capacity margin report

Study examining whether Britain’s available electricity supply is enough to cover expected levels of demand over the next 5 years.


Electricity capacity margin report


This study was commissioned by the Council for Science and Technology (CST) from the Royal Academy of Engineering. It examines the country’s capacity margin, the level by which available electricity generation capacity exceeds the maximum expected level of demand.

Read the CST letter.

Published 17 October 2013