Total amount of CHP* electricity generated by fuels in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2010 to 2018
(in gigawatt hours)
Total CHP electricity generated by fuels in the UK 2010-2018
This statistic displays the total amount of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) electricity generated from fuels in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2010 to 2018, by fuel type, in gigawatt hours. It shows that the amount of electricity generated from renewable fuels increased over this period from 1,269 gigawatt hours in 2010 to 3,876 gigawatt hours in 2018. The total amount of CHP electricity generated from natural gas has decreased notably to 17,135 gigawatt hours but remains by far the largest source for CHP electricity generation.
Total amount of CHP* electricity generated by fuels in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2010 to 2018
(in gigawatt hours)
Total coalTotal fuel oilTotal natural gasTotal renewable fuels**Total other fuels***
201060432520,2531,2694,317
201117723017,3321,4022,905
201222825717,7311,5062,505
20131737215,3311,8012,215
20141795915,0432,1252,284
2015666015,4121,9302,066
2016566515,9452,4371,903
2017494616,0403,6781,972
2018534817,1353,8761,755
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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2010 to 2018

Supplementary notes

*Combined Heat and Power, also known as cogeneration.
**Renewable fuels include: Biomass; sewage gas, other biogases, municipal solid waste and refuse derived fuels.
***Other fuels include: process by-products, coke oven gas, blast furnace gas, gas oil and refinery gas.

Data for 2010 were taken from a previous report.

Total CHP electricity generated by fuels in the UK 2010-2018
This statistic displays the total amount of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) electricity generated from fuels in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2010 to 2018, by fuel type, in gigawatt hours. It shows that the amount of electricity generated from renewable fuels increased over this period from 1,269 gigawatt hours in 2010 to 3,876 gigawatt hours in 2018. The total amount of CHP electricity generated from natural gas has decreased notably to 17,135 gigawatt hours but remains by far the largest source for CHP electricity generation.
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