How we generated electricity in August
In August, 47% of electricity came from zero carbon sources, peaking at 88% on 19 August at 10am.
Gas was our largest source of fuel, with 35.1% of electricity being generated by gas. Wind was our second largest contributor to electricity at 23.5%.
Peak demand was at 5:30pm on 31 August and, throughout the month, 20TWh of electricity was run through the network, enough to power 34 billion irons.
If you have any questions about these figures, please contact the ESO at [email protected].
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.