New figures released by the BEIS showed that coal’s share of the electricity mix continued to fall in the three months to August.

The BEIS monthly statistics update was published on 27th October and confirmed that over the time frame supply from coal-fired powers had plummeted by 77% year on year to 2.7TWh, August having a record low of just 0.5TWh.

These figures were the result of closures to Ferrybridge C and Longannet as well as the biomass conversion of the third unit at Drax which has cause reduced capacity. Coal’s share of the electricity supplies by major power producers is currently at 4.6% which has dropped 14.7pp year on year, while gas’s share of the electricity supplied was 50.1%.

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