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Energy Supply

Volume 507: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the maximum transmission system demand was in each of the last 20 years. (320328)

DECC's data for the maximum transmission system demand are contained in our report ‘UK Energy Sector Indicators 2009: Supporting Indicators Dataset':

http://decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/statistics/publications/indicators/indicators.aspx

The following table shows the data for simultaneous maximum electricity load met (left axis) from 1985 to 2008.

Simultaneous maximum electricity load met, 1985 to 2008 (GW)

GW simultaneous maximum load met, UK (left axis)

1985

53.98

55.33

53.833

53.555

53.414

1990

54.068

54.472

51.663

54.848

52.362

1995

55.611

56.815

56.965

56.312

57.849

2000

58.452

58.589

61.717

60.501

61.013

61.697

59.071

61.527

2008

60.289

Source: DECC.