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).

Domestic customers are supplied under the following licences: Npower Limited, Npower Northern Limited, Npower Northern Supply Limited, Npower Yorkshire Limited and Npower Yorkshire Supply Limited. Please see the bottom of your bill for the particular licence you are supplied under.

For business customers please see the front of your bill to identify whether you are a customer of npower Business or npower Business Solutions:

  • If you are supplied by npower Business, you are supplied under the Npower Direct Limited licence.
  • If you are supplied by npower Business Solutions, you are supplied by either Npower Limited or Npower Northern Limited. Please see the reverse of your bill for the particular licence you are supplied under.

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

Fuel mix for 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016

Fuel Type Npower Limited Npower Direct Limited Npower Yorkshire Limited/ Npower Yorkshire Supply Limited Npower Northern Limited/ Npower Northern Supply Limited UK National Average
Coal 16% 15% 15% 15% 17.0%
Gas 66% 63% 63% 63% 32.3%
Nuclear 1% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 23.7%
Renewable 16% 20% 20% 20% 24.3%
Other 1% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 2.5%

Please note, figures may not sum to 100% due to rounding.

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

Environmental Information Npower Limited Npower Direct Limited Npower Yorkshire Limited/ Npower Yorkshire Supply Limited Npower Northern Limited/ Npower Northern Supply Limited UK National Average
Carbon Dioxide Emissions (g/kWh) 408 386 386 386 292
Radioactive Waste (g/kWh) 0.00008 0.00004 0.00004 0.00004 0.00166

Carbon Dioxide Emissions - The weighted average of the carbon dioxide emitted in the production of electricity from each fuel source.

Radioactive Waste - The radioactive waste, being fuel burnt in the reactor to be subsequently discharged as spent fuel.