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Gas replaces nuclear in UK power mix in Q2

Gas-fired power generation helped replace lower output from nuclear plants in the UK in the second quarter of the year, government data shows Gas-fired power generation helped replace lower output from nuclear plants in the UK in the second quarter of the year, government data shows.
By Andreas Walstad 30 August 2019 Europe & Russia / Supply & Demand 0 34534

Gas-fired power generation increased by around 2% year on year in the UK between April and June, while nuclear output dropped by more than 20% as a result of outages, the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said in an update on Thursday.

Chart showing UK power generation by source

Moreover, the share of gas in the power supplies of major producers increased by 2.3 percentage points on an annual basis in Q2, while the share of nuclear declined...