asked the Minister of Power what is the maximum potential load at the present time on all electricity generating stations in Great Britain, and on all gas stations; and what is the maximum output of all electricity generating stations and of all gas stations.
The maximum demand for electricity in Britain in average cold weather this winter is estimated to be about 38,760 MW. The electricity boards, at present, have 39,315 MW. of plant in commercial operation and a further 2,230 MW completed but not yet in full service. The estimated daily demand for gas in average cold weather is estimated to be 18½ million therms and the maximum supply, at present, is estimated to be 19½ million therms.