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Shell Energy Fuel Mix Disclosure

Shell Energy Fuel Mix

All suppliers, including Shell Energy, are required to provide information about the mix of fuels they use to generate the electricity they supply to their customers. They also need to disclose the environmental impact of this fuel mix.

This information is known as the Fuel Mix Disclosure and is published annually.

Shown below are Shell Energy’s Fuel Mix Disclosures for the latest reporting year as well as previous years. We will update this page with the latest Fuel Mix Disclosures as they become available.

Please note that between 28 February 2018 and 24 March 2019, Shell Energy was trading under the name First Utility. Prior to 28 February 2018 First Utility was an independent private limited company. The data for periods before 24 March 2018 relates to First Utility.

Shell Energy Fuel Mix LATEST

Shell Energy now provides 100% renewable electricity for all their customers on all their energy tariffs. All their electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, solar and biomass.

This is certified by Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs), which guarantees that for every unit of electricity you used, a unit of renewable electricity is put into the grid by renewable generators in the UK.

The table below shows the Shell Energy Fuel Mix Disclosure effective from 25 March 2019. It is a voluntary disclosure rather than an official disclosure under the Electricity (Fuel Mix Disclosure) Regulations 2005. Official disclosures are retrospective and reported each October. Hence comparative UK wide data is not yet available (hence all the TBAs – To be Advised – in the table.

Energy SourceShell EnergyUK Average
Source: Shell Energy
Coal0%TBA
Natural gas0%TBA
Nuclear0%TBA
Renewables100%TBA
Other fuels0%TBA
CO2 emissions (g/kWh)TBATBA
High-level radioactive waste (g/kWh)TBATBA

Shell Energy Fuel Mix 2017/2018

The table below shows the Shell Energy Fuel Mix Disclosure for the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018. During this period, Shell Energy was trading as First Utility between 28 February 2018 and 31 March 2018. Prior to 28 February 2018 the data represents the Fuel Mix Disclosure of First Utility Limited as a private company.

Energy SourceShell EnergyUK Average
Source: Shell Energy, BEIS
Coal11.7%7.64%
Natural gas61.9%41.24%
Nuclear18.8%20.01%
Renewables3.7%29.04%
Other fuels4.0%2.07%
CO2 emissions (g/kWh)259232
High-level radioactive waste (g/kWh)0.001330.007

Compared to the UK average, Shell Energy (under the First Utility brand) supplied a significantly greater proportion of electricity generated from gas and consequently a much lower proportion of electricity generated from renewables. In fact, its renewables generation was only 13% of the UK average. Consequently, its CO2 emissions were above the UK average.

Now that Shell Energy has decisively shifted all its electricity supply onto renewables if should add an additional 2-3% to the UK’s renewable fuel mix.

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