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Combined Heat and Power

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much of the UK's electricity supply was generated from good quality combined heat and power sources in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what his most recent estimate is of the quantity which will be generated from such sources in 2010. (321364)

In 2008, 27,911 GWh of electricity was generated from good quality CHP. This equates to 7 per cent. of the UK's electricity supply. Figures for 2009 will become available on the 29 July 2010.

Recent estimates of CHP development estimate an installed capacity of 7.1MW in 2010. Using the 2008 load factors, this would provide an estimated 36,260 GWh of electricity.