DUKES report 2019 key points
Read our key points that Stark experts have selected from the DUKES report 2019.
What is the DUKES report?
The Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics (DUKES) report is a written annual publication by Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy that presents figures on the overall energy production and consumption of the last year.
To effectively show the UK energy statistics in 2019, the report is split into seven chapters that acknowledges energy, solid fuels and derived gases, petroleum, natural gas, electricity, renewable source of energy and combined heat and power. The first chapter consists of general energy statistics and energy consumption by final user and the energy consumption by main industrial groups. Chapters two through to six contains the production and consumption of secondary fuels which is presented through commodity balance.
Stark’s key points of the DUKES report
Our experts have read through the report and concluded some key findings from each chapter that we found most interesting.
UK electricity statistics 2019
Total electricity demand in 2018 was nearly identical to 2017, down only 0.3 per cent to 352 TWh.
30 per cent of electricity demand was attributable to domestic (105 TWh) whilst 55 per cent was attributable to non-domestic (195 TWh).
Domestic electricity generation by households with micro-generation units (such as solar photovoltaic panels) increased sharply since the launch of FiTs in 2010. In 2018 the domestic sector consumed 1.6 TWh of self-generated electricity. This was an increase of 12 per cent on 2017.
Despite the closure of the FiTs scheme earlier this year, this is an area we expect to continue growing. New technologies like battery storage alongside policy like the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) will enable microgenerators to optimise when they self-supply or export to the grid, whilst getting paid for the latter. Similarly, BSC Modification P379 also envisages an environment where households can trade excess generated electricity with each other – Stark is an active member of this modification workgroup.
UK natural gas statistics 2019
Final gas consumption increased by 3.8 per cent in 2018 to 514 TWh. This was driven by high consumption in Q1 during the severe weather brought over by ‘Beast from the East’. All sectors showed an increase of gas consumption; domestic 4.8 per cent; industrial 2.9 per cent; public administration 4.0 per cent and commercial 2.9 per cent.
The South East (63,340 GWh) and London (61,104 GWh) had the largest number of gas consumers, whilst there are fewest in the North East (24,477).
These unpredictable weather circumstances can make saving energy and money difficult. Offering a full end-to-end solution, Stark offer everything from gas metering and gas AMR to data collection and analytics, enabling you to take control and potentially reduce your gas consumption and cut costs.
UK renewable energy statistics 2019
Renewables’ share of electricity generation was 33 per cent, this is a record.
Onshore wind generation increased by 5.2 per cent to a record 30 TWh in 2018, whilst Offshore wind generation increased by 28 per cent to 27 TWh, the largest increase of any technology.
Solar photovoltaic generation grew by 12 per cent to a record 12.9 TWh in 2018.
Stark work closely with suppliers who generate renewable energy. We provide them with high quality and reliable near real time settlement data to accurately calculate generation and demand. Read how we helped other organisations who needed near-real time data.
UK energy statistics 2019
The UK’s overall emissions fell by 9.1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide.
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UK petroleum statistics 2019
Demand fell by 1.2 per cent, the first decrease since 2014. Transport contributes to more than 70 per cent of total demand, and transport fuels fell by 0.7 per cent in 2018.
Final consumption of petroleum products decreased by 1.1 per cent, which is the first decrease since 2013.
Our Stark experts indicated that Electric Vehicles (EV) are becoming more popular, with a rise of electrical public transport across the UK due to the government’s ‘Road to Zero’ strategy by 2030.