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UK Energy Generation Industry

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What is Energy Generation?

Energy Generation is the process of generating electricity using a variety of different techniques, methods and technologies.

The Energy Generation industry in the UK includes a wide range of companies, producing or supplying energy. This includes more established methods such as nuclear power and the use of fossil fuels, but also encompasses companies investing in renewables or using greener practices such as solar power and wind energy.

Often the Food Technology sector is associated with the use of technology to drive efficiency and sustainability, particularly within the agricultural and AgriTech industries.

Food Tech companies range from those developing next generation foods and food safety solutions to food delivery and AgriTech businesses.

Energy Generation sector summary

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Here are the key facts about the Energy Generation sector. The sector has a turnover of £142.8bn currently, has received £3.8bn of investment and the sector is growing at 4.8% per year.


Energy Generation verticals

Our industry data goes deep. See the top verticals and specialisms making waves in the UK Energy Generation industry today.

Our Energy Generation RTIC is made up of 10 individual verticals. The top verticals in this sector include Solar, and Bioenergy. You can find out more about the verticals by downloading our RTIC report, or by signing up for a free trial of The Data City platform.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0011 Energy Generation 7893 companies

    Companies involved in techniques used to generate energy from fossil fuels, nuclear power plants, solar panels, biofuels, wind amongst other sources.

    • Energy Generation: Bioenergy

      Companies generating energy from organic materials, such as biomass and biofuels.

      1622 companies
    • Energy Generation: Fossil Fuels

      Companies generating energy from fossil fuels.

      525 companies
    • Energy Generation: Hydrogen

      Companies generating energy from hydrogen, contributing to sustainable power solutions and carbon-neutral practices.

      451 companies
    • Energy Generation: Hydropower

      Companies generating energy from hydropower (flowing water).

      180 companies
    • Energy Generation: Nuclear

      Companies generating energy from nuclear sources.

      253 companies
    • Energy Generation: Nuclear Fusion

      Companies using nuclear fusion to produce electricity.

      47 companies
    • Energy Generation: Offshore Wind

      Companies using offshore wind to produce electricity and companies engaged in the maintenance of offshore wind facilities.

      375 companies
    • Energy Generation: Onshore Wind

      Companies using onshore wind to produce electricity.

      941 companies
    • Energy Generation: Renewable Thermal

      Companies generating energy from sustainable heat sources, such as solar, geothermal, or biomass.

      1584 companies
    • Energy Generation: Solar

      Companies generating energy from solar sources

      3331 companies

Energy Generation industry growth

Based on a growth rate of 4.8%, we expect that this sector could be worth £165.9bn by 2024. Below you can see our forecast of the growth of the sector.

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