Plant load factor of conventional thermal stations in the UK 2012-2018

This statistic shows the plant load factor (PFL) of conventional thermal power stations in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2012 to 2018. The plant load factor of these types of power plants decreased over this period, from 48.3 percent in 2012 to 21.8 percent in 2018. However, the plant load factor of conventional thermal power stations peaked at 52.8 percent in 2013.

Plant load factor (PLF) of conventional thermal power stations in the United Kingdom (UK), from 2012 to 2018

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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2012 to 2018

Supplementary notes

This includes conventional steam plants, gas turbines and oil engines and plants producing electricity from thermal renewable sources.

According to the source, the data cover the 12 months ending March of the following year, e.g. 2014 data are for the year ending March 2015.

Plant Load Factor (PLF) is the ratio between the actual energy generated by the plant to the maximum possible energy that can be generated with the plant working at its rated power and for a duration of an entire year.

Data for 2010 were taken from a previous report.

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