Electricity production volume in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015-2018, by source

Coal power is being steadily phased out of the United Kingdom's electricity supply mix. Having accounted for 22.6 percent of all electricity generated in 2015, the use of coal declined in the following years, with only 16.8 terawatt hours of electricity generated in 2018, making up five percent of that year's supply mix. Under current government rules, all coal plants are set to be shut down by 2025 in an effort to reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions.
As of 2018, gas-fired turbines are the largest contributor to the UK's energy mix, despite a decrease in output in the past two years.

Annual electricity generation by source in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2015 to 2018

Coal-fired power stationsGas-fired turbinesNuclear plantRenewable sourcesOther sources
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Release date

March 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2015 to 2018

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