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UK Gas Output Share Rises To Three-Year High In 2022


The share of gas-fired generation in the UK reached a three-year high last year as demand rose for the country to generate and export electricity, data from National Grid show.

  • Gas-fired generation accounted for 39% of the country’s generation mix, compared with 38% in 2021 and 35% in 2020.
  • The second largest share of the generation mix in 2022 was from combined onshore and offshore wind output with 26.8%, of up from a share of 21.8% in 2021.
  • The UK has traditionally been a net power importer from France, but extensive outages of France’s nuclear fleet have weighed on the country’s export capacity, resulting in the UK turning to a net power exporter to France in 2022.
  • The UK has 4GW of interconnection capacity with continental Europe.

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