Where our electricity comes from

The fuel mix

This fuel mix information is provided in accordance with Electricity Supply Licence Condition 21, which has been implemented by the Electricity (Fuel Mix Disclosure) Regulations 2005 to give effect to article 3(6) of the EU Electricity Directive (2003/54/EC).

The table below shows the fuel sources for the electricity npower supplied in the latest reporting period and the UK national average for the same period.

Fuel mix for 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013

Fuel Type npower UK National Average
Coal 33.6% 38.4%
Natural Gas 51% 27.7%
Nuclear 0.4% 20.6%
Renewable 14% 11.3%
Other 1% 2%

The environmental impact information per kWh of electricity supplied by npower is provided below calculated on the basis of figures provided by the DECC (details of these can be found at the DECC website).

The weighted average of the carbon dioxide emitted in the production of electricity from each fuel source is 512 grams per kWh and the overall UK national average is 470 grams per kWh.

The radioactive waste, being fuel burnt in the reactor to be subsequently discharged as spent fuel, is 0.00003 grams per kWh and the overall UK national average is 0.009 grams per kWh.