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Landfill gas installed capacity in the United Kingdom (UK) 2019, by site

Installed capacity of the 285 landfill gas sites in the United Kingdom amounted to 777 megawatts as of December 2019. Rainham Phase II had an installed capacity of 17 megawatts, which was the highest capacity of all landfill gas sites. Following Rainham Phase II, Pitsea Tipp and Dunbar Power Plant were the second and third highest capacity, with 14 megawatts each.
In 2018, electricity generated from landfill gas in the UK amounted to 3,916 gigawatts.

Landfill gas installed capacity in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2019, by leading sites*

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Release date

January 2020


United Kingdom

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* This statistic includes a small sample from over 250 landfill plants situated in the United Kingdom. Those selected had the highest installed capacities.

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