Electricity generation from hydro in the United Kingdom (UK) 2010-2018

This statistic shows the amount of electricity generated from small scale and large scale hydro in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2010 to 2018, in gigawatt hours. It shows that small scale and large scale hydro both increased electricity generation over this period significantly. Large scale hydro had a notable spike of electricity generation in 2015 at 5,314 gigawatt hours.

Electricity generated from small scale and large scale hydro in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2010 to 2018

Small scaleLarge scale
20181,2944,196
20171,2964,606
20161,0154,379
20159835,314
20148355,053
20136754,026
20126784,632
20116914,989
20104733,092
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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2010 to 2018

Supplementary notes

The source notes that numbers for small scale hydro are actual generation figures where available, but otherwise are estimated using a typical load factor or the design load factor, where known. Large scale hydro excludes pumped storage.

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