How Your Electricity is Generated

UK Average 2013

You can now find out how the electricity that you pay for is generated and make an informed choice about whether to buy nuclear power, renewable energy, or electricity from coal or gas power stations.

The data on this site is not official Government data nor is it necessarily as published by the suppliers. We correct published data where it is clearly wrong or request clarification from the suppliers if necessary.

In the 2012-13 data published by the suppliers, both Scottish Power and npower state that the UK average figure for high-level nuclear waste was 0.009 g/kWh when the actual figure is 0.0019 g/kWh - which makes their nuclear waste figures look five times better than they are.

But they were trumped by e.on which, by rounding data to three decimal places, claims a high-level nuclear waste figure of 0.000 g/kWh, rather than a more accurate figure of 0.0004 g/kWh.

Find out what types of electricity generation you are supporting.

  View Suppliers  
energy sources

ElectricityInfo.org

ElectricityInfo.org is an independent website providing consumers with environmental information on the UK electricity supply industry so they can make an informed choice about their electricity supply.

Since 1 October 2005, UK electricity suppliers must provide customers with details of the mix of fuels used to produce the electricity they supply.

Bookmark and Share