Renewables generate more than 10% of UK electricity, but gas still dominates with 36% market share

Fossil fuels and renewablesAccording to figures provided by Energy UK, electricity delivered to the UK grid in February (before the shutdown of the Longannet coal-fired plant in Fife) was generated by the following sources:


  • Coal: 19.31%
  • Gas power stations: 35.72%
  • Nuclear: 20.59%
  • Wind: 8.28%
  • Hydro: 1.82%
  • Interconnectors: 7.98% net with 5.30% from France and 2.69% from Holland

Over February the average daily price for power was £32.38/MWh and the spot price for gas was 29.58p/thm.

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