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Electricity Generating Cost

Volume 440: debated on Thursday 24 July 1947

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what is the average cost per unit, including capital charges, of the generation of electricity; and the amount of this due to the cost of fuel.

Figures for the average cost of generating electricity including capital charges are not available. The latest figures for generation cost excluding capital charges, are as follows in pence per unit generated:

Other generation costs0·050·05
Total (excluding capital charges).0·300·34