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 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017

  Coal Natural Gas Nuclear Renewable Other Carbon Dioxide Emissions (g/KWh) Radioactive Waste (g/KWh)
npower Limited 1% 79.7% 0.9% 18% 0.4% 298 0.00006
npower Northern Limited/npower Northern Supply Limited 1.2% 90.1% 1% 7.3% 0.4% 337 0.00007
npower Yorkshire Limited/npower Yorkshire Supply Limited 1.2% 90.1% 1% 7.3% 0.4% 337 0.00007
npower Direct Limited 1.2% 90.1% 1% 7.3% 0.4% 337 0.00007
*UK National Average 8.5% 44.1% 21% 24.2% 2.2% 254 0.00147
Fuel Mix Product Level Breakdown
**Business Renewable Product 0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 0g 0g
***All other products 1.2% 90.1% 1% 7.3% 0.4% 337 0.00007

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

*Figures provided by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
**npower Business Solutions customers on the npower Limited licence that have purchased our Business Renewable: REGO Backed Electricity product
***
npower Customers on any of our other tariffs or products.

Carbon Dioxide Emissions (g/KWh): The weighted average of the carbon dioxide emitted in the production of electricity from each fuel source. This is calculated on the basis of figures provided by BEIS (details of these can be found at the BEIS website).

Radioactive Waste (g/KWh): The radioactive waste, being fuel burnt in the reactor to be subsequently discharged as spent fuel. This is calculated on the basis of figures provided by the DECC (details of these can be found at the BEIS website).