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Electricity: Prices

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what the average cost has been of a unit of electricity supplied to domestic dwellings in each year since 1997; (300585)

(2) how many units of electricity have been consumed in domestic dwellings in each year since 1997.

The information is as follows:

Domestic consumption (TWh)

Average price per unit (pence/kWh)

1997

104.5

8.6

1998

109.4

8.1

1999

110.3

8.0

2000

111.8

7.8

2001

115.3

7.6

2002

114.5

7.5

2003

115.8

7.6

2004

115.5

7.8

2005

116.8

8.6

2006

116.4

10.2

2007

115.1

11.6

2008

117.8

12.3

2009

173.6

13.9

1 January-August 2009

Price information is the average unit price for UK customers consuming 3,300 kWh per year paying on standard credit terms. Figures for 2009 are provisional. Consumption data for 2009 are given up to the latest available month (August).