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Electricity Generation

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what periods of outage occurred in each of the principal power stations in Great Britain because of (a) planned maintenance and (b) unplanned reasons in the last 12 months; what the lost generating capacity was in each case; and if he will make a statement. (230680)

[holding answer 27 October 2008]: The management and performance of individual power stations is a commercially confidential matter for electricity generating companies. Table 5.10 in the Digest of UK Energy Statistics, available at

http://stats.berr.gov.uk/energystats/dukes08_c5.pdf.

shows the aggregated load factors achieved by plants of different generating technology types in the years 2003-07.