Talk:Electricity sector in the United Kingdom

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Do we need a table for energy mix of the big six suppliers?

There is an updated (2013) table of electricity supply by fuel type on page 57 of this report https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/386870/Electricity_generation_and_supply.pdf 75.175.78.150 (talk) 01:35, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Irrelevant addition to the article[edit]

Nuclear power[edit] Main article: Nuclear power in the United Kingdom The installed nuclear power capacity in the United Kingdom was 11 GW in 2008.[5] The production of nuclear power was 80 TWh in 2004 (2.9% of world total) [4] and 63 TWh in 2007 (2.3% of world total) [8] The production of nuclear electricity was lower in 2006 and 2008 than the actual capacity. The electricity consumption declined in 2009 compared to 2004 by 736 kWh/person when the nuclear energy was produced at nearly same volume 860 kWh/person in 2008. Further, Denmark produced more wind power per person (1,218 kWh/person) than the nuclear power produced annually per person in the United Kingdom between 2006 and 2009 (860-1,120 kWh/person).[3]

The boldfaced sentence seems totally irrelevant. NotYourFathersOldsmobile (talk) 07:17, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

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The REAL power consumption from Smartphones[edit]

Hi, my English is not the best, What did I do wrong or is it only for private use on the site? That is why I put in the link...interesting anyway, even if "only" private demand, you see how strong the increase in energy efficiency is and the introduction of LED lightning in masses, they save in many cases 88% energy compared to old normal "Edisons" ;) or still ~2/3rd for Halogen... 3W instead of 20W for a 250 Lumen lamp, just the LED if handled correct, has a duration which is 25-times as long or higher even, and like up to 50,000 on/off cycles, or 10 to 20k for the very cheap one LED... but the energy use is for the years of 2005 until 2008 or so, ~34 to ~35 MWh per capita. I think including EVERYTHING. From the light at the airports, Hotels consumption and embassies, trains, losses for Industry with a special connection.

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It is down for to 5,129.528 or ~5.13 MWh per year. Realistic private consumption for 2014, with the Peak being in 2005 with ~6,270.984 (6.271 MWh), a bit high for homes only, but if we take house lightning, maybe street lightning, cameras etc... Scotland = Oil and a small industry? England = London, services from all over EUrope (so do the exit or leave it but than no more reasons for another treatment, I think many HQ's will move. They will not open 2nd or 3rd HQ's for the EU, especially with a different currency and Oil production declined heavy. Coal is like in Germany or? They subsidize it already for a longer time, so that nobody HAS to go into another job. The workers, except they were 20 in the early 2000's^^ can work until they have the needed years for full pension, and its not like the coal is not being needed/used inside UK or Germany... as UK unlike Germany has a population growth the private demand reduction is slowed down, but all the new much much more energy efficient stuff, and only little things came which we did not use before the Smartphones for example. People always think about the power consumption of smartphones is a joke... that is true, but they forget:

The already existing before infrastructure for mobile standby and calls, but the REAL new electric killer are: mobile data. In Europe we have like 99% area covered with a few per cent in very remote areas for German standard where you only get a bad connection but you get one for data and calls, not 4G or 5G with 21.3Mbit/s. or more, but it works and in cities... cool down a whole server room in the hot summer days... its like a freezer lol, you have maybe a 30-50m² room full with servers which handle thousands of requests, downloads etc. at once... and of course the servers themself on Linux or so have components and consume power, even with missing extern graphic cards, only on board graphics with extreme low performance and no own VRAM, but it makes another picture to the yearly demand of ~3-4 kWh or more now for larger screens (5.9", higher middle-class GPU, 2, 3 or 4 GB RAM and of course a micro-SD card and the phones own 8 to 32 GB intern for mid budget or 4 to 8 GB for low to very low budget...) sometimes these small games make addictive :D I see it in the Metro and in the doc (need every day except Weekend), and some people only play play play... and carry a "strong" (~12.000 to 20.000 mAh) powerbank with them -.- Kilon22 (talk) 04:56, 2 March 2018 (UTC)