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Energy Trends: UK electricity

Data on electricity generation, supply, consumption and fuel use for generation.

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Fuel used in electricity generation by major producers (ET 5.3 - monthly)

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Electricity production and availability from the public supply system (ET 5.4 - monthly)

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Availability and consumption of electricity (ET 5.5 - monthly)

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Energy Trends electricity tables (ODS)

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UK electricity generation, trade and consumption (PDF)

An overview of the trends in the UK’s electricity sector identified for the previous quarter, focusing on:​

  • electricity generation by fuel type
  • shares of electricity generation by fuel type
  • low carbon electricity
  • interconnectors and trade in electricity
  • electricity final consumption
  • fuel used for electricity generation

We publish this document on the last Thursday of each calendar quarter (March, June, September and December).

Quarterly data​ - ET 5.1, ET 5.2 and ET 5.6

The quarterly data focuses on fuel used and the amount of electricity generation, the amount of electricity consumed by broad sector, and the imports-exports via interconnectors. It covers major power producers and other generators.

We publish these quarterly tables on the last Thursday of each calendar quarter (March, June, September and December). The data is a quarter in arrears.

Monthly data​ - ET 5.3, ET 5.4 and ET 5.5

Monthly data focuses on fuel use and electricity generation by major power producers, and electricity consumption.

We publish these monthly tables on the last Thursday of each month.

Earlier data

Previous editions of Energy Trends are available on the Energy Trends collection page.

You can request previous editions of the tables from BEIS using the email below in Contact us.

Contact us​

If you have questions about these statistics, please email: electricitystatistics@beis.gov.uk

Published 27 June 2013
Last updated 26 November 2020 + show all updates
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