HC Deb 25 October 1976 vol 918 cc45-6W
31. Mr. Hardy

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is the level of efficiency of the most efficient of the coal-fired power stations; and what is the average level of efficiency of such stations at the latest available date and five years earlier.

Dr. J. Dickson Mabon

The CEGB's most efficient coal-fired power station, Ratcliffe, had a thermal efficiency of 35.07 per cent. in 1975–76. The average efficiency of all the CEGB's coal-fired stations in 1975–76 was 30.98 per cent., and the corresponding figure for 1970–71 is 29.91 per cent.