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UK Electricity Generation

Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of UK electricity-generating capacity can use more than one fuel type. (94287)

At the end of December 2005, out of a total UK generating plant capacity of 81.7 GW, 4.9 GW or 6 per cent. was accounted for by mixed or dual-fired conventional steam stations. In addition data collected during 2004 showed that 4.6 GW of combined cycle gas turbine capacity (an additional 5.5 per cent. of total generating capacity) had access to distillate as a back-up fuel.