How we generated electricity in January

In January, gas was our largest source of generation, accounting for 35.7% of electricity. Wind came a close second at 33.5%.

47% of the electricity generated in January came from zero-carbon sources, peaking at 83% on 1 January at 9:30pm.

27TWh run through network through the month, the equivalent of 27 billion washing machine cycles.

Demand for electricity peaked on 15 January at 5:30pm.

If you have any questions about these figures, contact us here.

Craig Dyke  
Head of National Control

Find out about Great Britain's electricity generation and how much came from sources such as wind, solar and biomass in our monthly snapshot.

Our control room experts continue to balance supply and demand second by second as we move into the spring months – and you can follow the electricity mix live in our carbon intensity app - available on Google Play Store and The App Store.

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Electricity Explained January 2024
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Electricity Explained January 2024
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Electricity Explained January 2024
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Electricity Explained January 2024