United Kingdom : Electricity Sector Statistics

United Kingdom : Electricity Sector Statistics

Indicator NameValue
Electricity production (kWh)362,379,000,000
Electricity production from coal sources (kWh)108,775,000,000
Electricity production from natural gas sources (kWh)145,374,000,000
Electricity production from nuclear sources (kWh)69,030,000,000
Electricity production from renewable sources (kWh)34,754,000,000
Electricity production from hydroelectric sources (kWh)5,694,000,000
Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric (kWh)29,060,000,000
Electricity production from oil sources (kWh)2,869,000,000
Formulas Electricity production = Electricity production from coal sources + Electricity production from natural gas sources + Electricity production from nuclear sources + Electricity production from renewable sources + Electricity production from oil sources

Electricity production from renewable sources = Electricity production from hydroelectric sources + Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric

YearElectric power consumption (kWh)
1990306,651,000,000
1991313,062,000,000
1992313,951,000,000
1993316,990,000,000
1994311,333,000,000
1995323,503,000,000
1996338,289,000,000
1997340,102,000,000
1998345,593,000,000
1999352,534,000,000
2000360,100,000,000
2001363,112,000,000
2002364,699,000,000
2003368,297,000,000
2004368,251,000,000
2005378,775,000,000
2006377,284,000,000
2007375,211,000,000
2008372,087,000,000
2009352,330,000,000
2010356,961,000,000
YearElectric power consumption (kWh per capita)
19905,357
19915,452
19925,452
19935,492
19945,380
19955,576
19965,816
19975,832
19985,909
19996,007
20006,115
20016,143
20026,147
20036,183
20046,151
20056,289
20066,226
20076,152
20086,061
20095,700
20105,732
Electricity production (kWh)Electricity production is measured at the terminals of all alternator sets in a station. In addition to hydropower, coal, oil, gas, and nuclear power generation, it covers generation by geothermal, solar, wind, and tide and wave energy, as well as that from combustible renewables and waste. Production includes the output of electricity plants that are designed to produce electricity only as well as that of combined heat and power plants.
Electricity production from coal sources (kWh)Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Coal refers to all coal and brown coal, both primary (including hard coal and lignite-brown coal) and derived fuels (including patent fuel, coke oven coke, gas coke, coke oven gas, and blast furnace gas). Peat is also included in this category.
Electricity production from natural gas sources (kWh)Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Gas refers to natural gas but excludes natural gas liquids.
Electricity production from nuclear sources (kWh)Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Nuclear power refers to electricity produced by nuclear power plants.
Electricity production from renewable sources (kWh)Electricity production from renewable sources includes hydropower, geothermal, solar, tides, wind, biomass, and biofuels.
Electricity production from oil sources (kWh)Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Oil refers to crude oil and petroleum products.
Electricity production from hydroelectric sources (kWh)Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Hydropower refers to electricity produced by hydroelectric power plants.
Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric (kWh)Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric, includes geothermal, solar, tides, wind, biomass, and biofuels.
Electric power consumption (kWh)Electric power consumption measures the production of power plants and combined heat and power plants less transmission, distribution, and transformation losses and own use by heat and power plants.
Electric power consumption (kWh per capita)Electric power consumption measures the production of power plants and combined heat and power plants less transmission, distribution, and transformation losses and own use by heat and power plants.
Data Source: Worldbank, World Development Indicators