Heysham 2 is a nuclear power station on the north west coast of England near Lancaster. Heysham is the only site in the UK to have two operating nuclear power stations.
UK Fuel Mix disclosure information, published by Government Department DESNZ, recognises electricity from wind, solar and nuclear fuel produces zero carbon dioxide emissions at the point of generation.
The zero-carbon electricity purchased is supplied to the National Grid. Customers receive electricity via the National Grid, not directly from zero-carbon generators.
The below table summarises zero-carbon generation by company demonstrating EDF generating 19.8%. The data supporting the table below and the % values is sourced from a mixture of industry settlement data and the UK government renewable obligation database.
|Company||Onshore wind / offshore wind / solar / biomass / hydro TWh 2022||% of total zero carbon generation|
Sources: UK figures from company reports; EDF analysis; total zero carbon generation for 2022 from DESNZ Energy Trends 5.1
Note: SSE figure is for financial year 2022/23. All EDF generation in UK is currently located in GB.