Where does our energy come from?

Where does our energy come from?

This fuel mix information is provided in accordance with Electricity Supply Licence Condition 21, which has been implemented by the Electricity (Fuel Mix Disclosure) Regulations 2005 to give effect to article 3(6) of the EU Electricity Directive (2003/54/EC).

Sainsbury’s Energy customers are supplied under the licence of Npower Limited.

The table below shows the fuel sources for the electricity supplied under Npower’s licences in the latest reporting period and the UK national average for the same period.

Fuel Mix for 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019

 

Coal

Natural Gas

Nuclear

Renewable

Other

Npower Limited

7.2%

48.9%

14.7%

26.2%

3.1%

UK National Average

5.2%

41.4%

18.7%

32.8%

1.9%

 

Please note, figures may not sum to 100% due to rounding.

Environmental Impact Information

The environmental impact information per kWh of electricity supplied under Npower's licences is provided below, calculated on the basis of figures provided by the BEIS (details of these can be found at the BEIS website).

 

Carbon Dioxide Emissions (g/KWh)

Radioactive Waste (g/KWh)

 

Npower Limited

264

0.0010

UK National Average

209

0.0013

Carbon Dioxide Emissions (g/KWh): The weighted average of the carbon dioxide emitted in the production of electricity from each fuel source.  This is calculated on the basis of figures provided by BEIS (details of these can be found at the BEIS website).

Radioactive Waste (g/KWh): The radioactive waste, being fuel burnt in the reactor to be subsequently discharged as spent fuel.  This is calculated on the basis of figures provided by the BEIS (details of these can be found at the BEIS website).