Where we get our energy

To enable customers to make an informed choice about their energy supplier, Ofgem, the energy regulator, requires all GB electricity suppliers to tell customers where they get their fuel.

From the fuel mix breakdown given below, you’ll see that ScottishPower uses less nuclear generated electricity than the average GB supplier.

Fuel Mix Information 2018 – 2019

   

Energy Source

ScottishPower Total Fuel Mix

ScottishPower Green Energy Products

All other ScottishPower Products

National Average

Coal

5%

0%

6%

5%

Gas

52%

0%

60%

41%

Nuclear

11%

0%

13%

19%

Renewable

30%

100%

18%

33%

Other fuels

2%

0%

3%

2%

Total

100%

100%

100%

100%

 

Environmental Impact

 

 

 

CO 2 Emissions

251g per kWh

0g per kWh

291g per kWh

209g per kWh

High Level Radioactive Waste

0.0008g per kWh

0g per kWh

0.0009g per kWh

0.007g per kWh

 

For more information on the environmental impact of your electricity supply visit http://www.scottishpower.com

Fuel Mix Information

What does it mean?

The fuel mix information details how the electricity we supply you with has been generated in the previous year from each fuel source - such as coal, natural gas, renewable and nuclear energy - and compares ScottishPower’s fuel mix with the average for Great Britain.

What is it for?

The information on our fuel sources and their environmental impact is designed to help you make an informed choice about your energy supplier. Similar information will be published by suppliers across Europe, in much the same way as emission levels are quoted for new cars.

Will your fuel mix stay the same or change?

Our fuel mix will change each year depending on our generation portfolio and station production. We are the UK’s leading windfarm developer, so more energy will be supplied from renewable sources in future as further windfarms are built.