National Grid: Live Status (9:30am 23/04/2021)

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.

33.9GW demand

Generation:


Generation
30.90GW
91.1%

Fossil fuels
18.58GW
54.8%

Renewables
4.96GW
14.6%

Other energy
7.36GW
21.7%

Coal
0.24GW
0.7%

Oil
0.00GW
0.0%
Gas
(open cycle)
0.00GW
0.0%
Gas
(combined cycle)
18.34GW
54.1%
Solar
(photovoltaic)
3.61GW
10.6%

Wind
0.98GW
2.9%

Hydroelectric
0.37GW
1.1%

Pumped storage
0.75GW
2.2%

Nuclear
4.80GW
14.2%

Biomass
1.74GW
5.1%

Other
0.07GW
0.2%

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

54.8% fossil fuels

Coal 0.24 0.7
Oil 0.00 0.0
Gas (open cycle) 0.00 0.0
Gas (combined cycle) 18.34 54.1

14.6% renewable energy

Solar photovoltaic 3.61 10.6
Wind 0.98 2.9
Hydroelectric 0.37 1.1

21.7% other energy

Pumped storage 0.75 2.2
Nuclear 4.80 14.2
Biomass 1.74 5.1
Other 0.07 0.2

8.9% interconnectors

Moyle 0.02 0.1
IFA 2.00 5.9
BritNed 0.00 0.0
EWIC 0.00 0.0
Nemo Link 1.00 2.9
IFA-2 -0.00 -0.0

Averages

Past day:

Average demand: 27.7GW

Past week:

Average demand: 30.0GW

Past month:

Average demand: 30.0GW

Past year:

Average demand: 29.5GW

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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Key:

Moyle
IFA
BritNed
EWIC
Nemo Link
IFA-2