Power Tracker

This page tracks electricity generation from different sources in 2023, showing cumulative values from 1st January.

Last updated: 5 December 2023

Between 1st January and 1st December 2023 (48 weeks), UK electricity generation was provided by:

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  • Renewables have generated 89Wh of electricity.
    As an illustration, for gas power stations to have generated the same amount of electricity would have required 169TWh of gas. This is equivalent to the gas required to heat 14.1 million homes for the entire year, or contained within 194 tankers of LNG
  • Other sources of generation (e.g. nuclear) have generated 58TWh of electricity.
    As an illustration, for gas power stations to have generated the same amount of electricity would have required 115TWh of gas. This is equivalent to the gas required to heat 9.6 million homes for the entire year, or contained within 132 tankers of LNG.

What does this mean?

Amidst concerns about supplies of gas for power generation this winter, the contributions of renewables and other forms of generation are reducing the amount of gas that is needed for power generation. As more renewables and other forms of electricity supply are connected to the grid, more gas will be displaced. This means that more gas is available for other purposes, for example heating.

Data sources

In this analysis, renewables are primarily wind, hydro and solar, whilst other sources of generation are primarily nuclear, biomass and pumped hydro.

Data sources are: