Electricity consumption in the UK - Statistics & Facts

Net power supply in the United Kingdom has been increasing since 1970, reaching 319.3 terawatt hours in 2017. The same year, gas-fired turbines played the biggest role in the United Kingdom's energy mix, when they contributed to the latter with 131 terawatt hours, followed by renewable sources at 95 terawatt hours. Additionally, the energy industry's use of electricity reached its lowest in 2017, at 26,026 gigawatt hours.

In 2016, domestic electricity consumption reached 108 thousand gigawatt hours in the United Kingdom. As for final electricity consumption, it amounted to approximately 303.8 thousand gigawatts hours, while nearly 27 terawatt hours of electricity were lost in transmission.

Sales of electricity dropped to a total of 282.3 thousand gigawatt hours in 2017.
According to a survey conducted the same year, 59 percent of respondents trusted their combined energy suppliers to charge a fair price in the United Kingdom. The price of electricity for households with an annual consumption lower than 2,500 kWh, was 19.92 euro cents per kilowatt hour, while households consuming more than 2,500kWh paid 17.66 euro cents per kilowatt hour.

In 2017, total electricity imports reached 18,167 gigawatt hours, while the net electricity imports had decreased to 1.3 million metric tons of oil equivalent. By 2035, the demand for electricity net imports was projected to amount to 4 million metric tons of oil equivalent.

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