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Rise in coal power recorded in UK

A summary of the UK electricity market indicates Britain's 1Q15 fuel mix was powered by a rise in coal-fired generation.

Closures highlight UK’s growing reliance on fewer power plants

The threatened closure of Killingholme 2 combined cycle turbine plant is set to make the UK more reliant on power plants that already make a major contribution to the country's power generation.

Statistic reveals five-year power generation trend for UK

Fossil fuel power has been on the wane in the UK over the last five years, while output from wind power has more than trebled.

Where to next for EU as large power utility model broken

The now â€Ëœtraditional' vertical integrated large utility model that exists across Europe, and has resulted in the â€ËœBig Six' in the UK, has arisen as it has enabled the large incumbent companies to supply its customers and achieve its margins whilst taking relatively low risk.

Renewables rose and coal power fell in 2014 – UK report

The 2014 GB fuel mix was powered by a rise in output from renewable sources as coal-fired generation continued to fall.

UK gas generation down despite rise in demand

Coal has surpassed gas in powering Britain's electricity grid this winter according to statistics compiled by energy data specialists, EnAppSys.

Little encouragement for gas in UK capacity market auction

Thursday's UK capacity market auction does not represent good news for the country's gas-fired power industry, with just one combined cycle gas turbine new build power plant

One in ten UK power plants suffer ‘issues’ during start-up

The recent mixed results from National Grid's Supplementary Balancing Reserve (SBR) has much to do with the ageing profile of the UK's power plant portfolio, with around one in ten of the UK's power plants experiencing difficulties in starting up.

Gas powers UK electricity generation in Q3

The temporary closure of nuclear power units, coal station outages and lower-than-expected gas prices fuelled a surge in gas-fired power generation in the third quarter of the year.

Return of high winds set to boost UK capacity margin

The fire that saw half of the Didcot B power plant taken off the grid this week will not threaten the UK's energy security as high winds have contributed to a healthier capacity margin.