UK Electricity Production

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About

Around a quarter of all carbon dioxide emissions in the UK are from electricity production - it's the biggest source of climate change causing CO2, surpassing both transport & industry. On this site we aim to track the continued decarbonisation of UK electrical power generation.

We're on Twitter at @uk_electricity

Built by Jason Cartwright.

Data

Inspiration

Colophon

Data Updates

22nd Nov 2018

Main API failed to update for 4hrs 10min overnight

20th Oct 2018

Solar data failed for a few hours this morning

18th Oct 2018

API that we consume didn't send any new data for 3-4hrs this morning

1st Oct 2018

Added regional data

27th Sep 2018

An API went down, causing all of our data to stop recording

23rd May 2018

Everything broke and stopped recording data for 11hrs

9th May 2018

Added solar data

Site Updates

12th Nov 2018

  • Experimental display of weather on plants (example)

3rd Nov 2018

1st Nov 2018

  • Speed up the graph generation
  • Tweak total production description values

30th Oct 2018

  • Total production scale indicators
  • Fix static chart colours

28th Oct 2018

  • UK date formatting on graphs

23rd Oct 2018

  • Fix colouring on live data graph

18th Oct 2018

  • Homepage tweaks
  • Breakout data updates and site updates on this page

9th Oct 2018

  • Regional mapping & graphs

2nd Oct 2018

  • More stats on individual reading page

27th Sep 2018

  • Attempts to counter some less than reliable APIs

27th Jul 2018

  • Have all graphs start at zero on Y axis
  • Fix some plant stat formatting

24th Jun 2018

  • Add beta label to show site is WIP, and obviously entirely indemnify myself

22nd Jun 2018

  • Fixes for solar on individual reading page

18th Jun 2018

  • Better crawling
  • Updated plants

23rd May 2018

  • Improved plant page

18th May 2018

  • Carbon intensity index labels

17th May 2018

  • Improvements to plant section

13th May 2018

  • Live plant utilisation
  • Retina plant photos

9th May 2018

6th May 2018

  • Plant filtering
  • Fix offshore wind mapping

2nd May 2018

  • Plant map

1st May 2018

12th Feb 2018

  • Massively improved graphs

11th Feb 2018

8th Feb 2018

  • Loads of metadata in the pages
  • Better image graphs

7th Feb 2018

  • Added link to tweets
  • Image graphs on individual reading pages

5th Feb 2018

  • Live updating homepage
  • Twitter account - ep5min

30th Jan 2018

  • Sources on this page

20th Jan 2018

  • Speed up individual source page
  • Timescale selection on individual source pages
  • URL changes
  • Add RSS feed

16th Jan 2018

  • Caching

12th Jan 2018

  • Individual reading page

8th Jan 2018

  • All source types page

31st Dec 2017

  • All sources page

30th Dec 2017

  • Timescale selection on most graphs
  • Revamp the generation of most graphs for speed

24th Dec 2017

  • Improved carbon intensity calculation
  • Direction arrows on most readings
  • Styling & homepage links

22nd Dec 2017

  • Add this page