Load factor of electricity from plant biomass in the United Kingdom (UK) 2010-2018

This statistic displays the load factor of electricity generation from plant biomass in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2010 to 2018, in percentage. It shows that the electricity load factor from plant biomass varied significantly, initially decreasing to 27 percent in 2011, but increasing to 87 percent in 2015. In 2018, the electricity load factor from plant biomass reached 70 percent.

Load factor of electricity from plant biomass in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2010 to 2018

Load factor in percentage
201870%
201778%
201679%
201587%
201471%
201365%
201240%
201127%
201061%
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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2010 to 2018

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.

The source notes that this includes the use of straw combustion and short rotation coppice energy crops.

Data prior to 2013 was taken from a previous report.

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