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Information by type of fuel, amount exported and renewable generation by source for 2013.

Main points

  • The total amount of electricity generated in Wales has continued to fall since 2010, but much more gradually in each successive year, decreasing by 0.8% between 2012 and 2013. This downward trend is mainly due to the decline in electricity generated from gas.
  • The total amount of electricity generated from renewable resources in Wales has been steadily increasing, rising by 9% between 2012 and 2013, which is mainly due to the increase in wind generation.
  • The percentage of electricity generated in Wales from renewable sources has also continued to increase since 2004, reaching 10% in 2013. This is lower than the UK average of 15% and the lowest of the UK countries.
  • Total energy consumption has been falling since 2005, though more so since 2007, which coincides with the economic downturn. The industry and commercial sector accounts for a large proportion of this decline.


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