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Energy Supplies

Volume 23: debated on Friday 14 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is the current total output of advanced gas-cooled reactor nuclear power stations; what percentage of total electricity generating capacity this represents; and what percentage of total energy consumption from all sources this represents.

[pursuant to the reply, 10 May 1982, c. 172]: I am advised by the CEGB that 5,810 gigawatt hours of electricity were supplied by its AGR capacity in 1981–82, equivalent to 2·8 per cent. of total CEGB supplies in that year. At 30 April 1982 the board's net AGR capacity of 1,040 megawatts represented 1·9 per cent. of its total net generating capacity. The AGR output equates to under 1 per cent. of estimated United Kingdom energy consumption in 1981–82.Electricity in Scotland is the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland.