Load factor of electricity from hydropower in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2010 to 2016 (in percentage)

Load factor of electricity from hydropower in the United Kingdom (UK) 2010 to 2016 This statistic displays the load factor of electricity generation from hydropower in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2010 to 2016, in percentage. It shows that the electricity load factor from large scale hydro energy increased significantly over this period, from 24 percent in 2010 to 34 percent in 2016.
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Small scale hydroLarge scale hydro
201030%24%
201141%39%
201237%36%
201334%31%
201439%39%
201541%41%
201635%34%
Small scale hydroLarge scale hydro
201030%24%
201141%39%
201237%36%
201334%31%
201439%39%
201541%41%
201635%34%
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This statistic displays the load factor of electricity generation from hydropower in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2010 to 2016, in percentage. It shows that the electricity load factor from large scale hydro energy increased significantly over this period, from 24 percent in 2010 to 34 percent in 2016.
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Release date
July 2017
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2010 to 2016
Supplementary notes
Load factor is based on average beginning and end of year capacity. For further details on the calculation see Dukes 2015 Chapter 6, paragraph 6.24.

Load factor is defined as the average load divided by the peak load in a specific time period.

Data for 2010 were taken from a previous report.

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