Biomass plant installed capacity in the United Kingdom (UK) 2019, by site

Installed capacity of the 205 biomass, dedicated and co-firing, plants amounted to 10,225 megawatts as of December 2019. Rugeley Power Plant Conversion had an installed capacity of 1,000 megawatts, which was the highest capacity of all biomass plants in the United Kingdom. Ironbridge Power Station had the second highest installed capacity, with 740 megawatts. Drax Biomass Power Station, all units, followed with 645 megawatts each. None of the above mentioned plants, leading six, has enabled CHP (combined heat and power).
In 2018, the UK generated 34,758 gigawatt hours of heat and electricity from biomass.

Installed capacity of biomass plants in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2019, by leading site*

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January 2020


United Kingdom

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* Includes dedicated and co-firing biomass plants. Further, this statistic includes a small sample from 205 biomass plants situated in the United Kingdom. Those selected had the highest installed capacities.

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