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Volume 401: debated on Wednesday 19 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate she has made of the contribution of hydropower on British rivers towards electricity production. [103320]

The most recent statistics for year ending December 2001 show that hydro-power in the UK has an installed capacity of about 1500 MW which could be expected to produce between 4000 and 5000 Giga Watt Hours of electricity, the actual output being dependent on rainfall.


Digest of UK Energy Statistics 2002 (Published by the Department of Trade & Industry)