Breakdown of electricity supply mix in the UK by source 2015-2019

Natural gas is the greatest contributor to the United Kingdom's power mix. In 2019, it accounted for a 40.9 percent share of all electricity produced. Renewable sources have slowly eaten away fossil fuel shares, making up 36.9 percent of the electricity mix as of 2019. This translated into a production output of 119.3 terawatt hours, roughly 13 terawatt hours less than generation by gas-fired turbines.

Distribution of electricity generation in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2015 to 2019 by source

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Release date

March 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2015 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Noted as 'oil and other' by the source.
This statistic has been assembled using more than one edition of the report.

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