National Grid: Live Status (8:05pm 19/01/2021)

The National Grid is Great Britain’s electricity transmission network, distributing the electrical power generated in England, Scotland, and Wales, and transferring energy between Great Britain and Ireland, France, and the Netherlands.

36.8GW demand

Generation:


Generation
34.11GW
92.7%

Fossil fuels
16.07GW
43.7%

Renewables
9.54GW
25.9%

Other energy
8.49GW
23.1%

Coal
1.64GW
4.5%

Oil
0.00GW
0.0%
Gas
(open cycle)
0.00GW
0.0%
Gas
(combined cycle)
14.43GW
39.2%
Solar
(photovoltaic)
0.00GW
0.0%

Wind
8.94GW
24.3%

Hydroelectric
0.60GW
1.6%

Pumped storage
0.00GW
0.0%

Nuclear
5.48GW
14.9%

Biomass
2.81GW
7.6%

Other
0.20GW
0.5%

Note: this pie chart shows generation only, and excludes interconnectors

43.7% fossil fuels

Coal 1.64 4.5
Oil 0.00 0.0
Gas (open cycle) 0.00 0.0
Gas (combined cycle) 14.43 39.2

25.9% renewable energy

Solar photovoltaic 0.00 0.0
Wind 8.94 24.3
Hydroelectric 0.60 1.6

23.1% other energy

Pumped storage 0.00 0.0
Nuclear 5.48 14.9
Biomass 2.81 7.6
Other 0.20 0.5

7.3% interconnectors

Moyle -0.32 -0.9
IFA 2.00 5.4
BritNed 0.00 0.0
EWIC 0.00 0.0
Nemo Link 1.02 2.8

Averages

Past day:

Average demand: 34.5GW

Past week:

Average demand: 34.8GW

Past month:

Average demand: 34.0GW

Past year:

Average demand: 29.3GW

Production

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Key:

Demand
Fossil fuels
Renewable energy
Other energy
Interconnectors

Sources

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Key:

Coal
Oil
Gas (open cycle)
Gas (combined cycle)
Solar photovoltaic
Wind
Hydroelectric
Pumped storage
Nuclear
Biomass
Other

Imports and exports

Past day (half-hourly averages):

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All time (yearly averages):

Key:

Moyle
IFA
BritNed
EWIC
Nemo Link