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 substantially less nuclear generated electricity than the average GB supplier and more renewable sources of electricity, in line with our green commitment.

Fuel Mix Information 2016 – 2017

   

Fuel Mix

Your Electricity

National Average

Coal

7%

9%

Gas

57%

44%

Nuclear

6%

21%

Renewable

28%

24%

Other

2%

2%

Total

100%

100%

 

Environmental Impact

 

 

CO2 Emissions

0.28kg per kWh

0.25kg per kWh

High Level Nuclear Waste

0.0004g 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.