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5.

4 Fuel used in generation(1)


Unit

2007

2008

2009

2010
2011
Original units of measurement

51.03
0.54r
319,836

46.25
0.84
344,454

38.26r
0.63
328,249

Major power producers (2)


Coal
Oil (3)
Gas (5)

M tonnes
"
GWh

40.23
0.46
342,150

40.57
0.29
275,591

Other generators (2)


Transport undertakings:
Gas
Undertakings in industrial and commercial sectors:
Coal (4)
Oil (5)
Gas (6)

GWh

21

M tonnes
"
GWh

21

16

18

14

1.48
0.41
36,021

1.56
0.42r
32,336

1.42
0.43r
31,038

1.27
0.48r
31,418r

1.29
0.49
31,659

31.991
0.699
27.501
14.037
0.356
0.307
0.625
0.448
75.964
35.357
25.766

28.990
1.105
29.618
11.910
0.363
0.461
0.766
0.948
74.160
31.796
29.144

23.791
1.025
28.224
15.230
0.369
0.594
0.744
0.246
70.223
26.455
27.923

24.780
0.634
29.420
13.926r
0.237r
0.684
1.013
0.229
70.923r
27.556r
28.975r

25.232
0.346
23.697
15.626
0.395
1.090
1.264
0.535
68.184
28.233
23.394

0.002

0.002

0.001

0.002

0.001

0.929
0.461r
3.097
0.080r
0.148r
2.792r
1.257

0.971
0.477r
2.780
0.080r
0.151r
2.745r
1.124

0.871
0.488r
2.669
0.081r
0.208r
3.202r
0.993

0.782r
0.544r
2.701r
0.076r
0.195r
3.344r
0.802r

0.798
0.558
2.722
0.094
0.264
3.642
0.766

8.766r

8.330r

8.514r

8.446r

8.847

32.920
1.160r
30.600
14.037
0.437r
0.455r
3.418r
1.257
0.448

29.961
1.582r
32.400
11.910
0.443r
0.612r
3.511r
1.124
0.948

24.662
1.513r
30.895
15.230
0.451r
0.802r
3.946r
0.993
0.246

25.562r
1.178r
32.123r
13.926r
0.313r
0.878r
4.357r
0.802r
0.229

26.030
0.904
26.420
15.626
0.489
1.354
4.906
0.766
0.535

84.730r

82.490r

78.737r

79.369r

77.031

Mtoe

Major power producers (2)


Coal
Oil (3)
Gas
Nuclear
Hydro (natural flow) (7)
Wind
Other renewables (7)
Net imports

Total major power producers (2)


Of which: conventional thermal and other stations (10)
combined cycle gas turbine stations

Other generators (2)


Transport undertakings:
Gas (6)
Undertakings in industrial and commercial sectors:
Coal (4)
Oil (5)
Gas
Hydro (natural flow) (7)
Wind, wave and solar photovoltaics
Other renewables (7)
Other fuels (9)

Total other generators (2)


All generating companies
Coal (4)
Oil (3)(5)
Gas (6)
Nuclear
Hydro (natural flow) (7)
Wind, wave and solar photovoltaics
Other renewables (7)
Other fuels (9)
Net imports

Total all generating companies

(1) A monthly update of fuel used in electricity generation by major power producers is given in Table 5.1 of Energy Trends,
and a quarterly update of fuel used in electricity generation by all generating companies is given in Table 5.4 of Energy Trends.
(2) See paragraphs 5.66 to 5.72 for information on companies covered.
(3) Includes orimulsion, oil used in gas turbine and diesel plant, and oil used for lighting up coal fired boilers.
(4) Includes coke oven coke
(5) Includes refinery gas.
(6) Includes colliery methane.
(7) Renewable sources which are included under hydro and other renewables in this table are shown separately in Table 6.6
of Chapter 6.
(8) Includes electricity supplied by gas turbines and oil engines. From 1988 also includes electricity produced by plants using
renewable sources.
(9) Main fuels included are coke oven gas, blast furnace gas, and waste products from chemical processes.
(10) Includes gas turbines and oil engines and plants producing electricity from renewable sources other than hydro.

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