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National Grid: Live Status (1:30am 17/05/2022)

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, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Norway. Most data comes from the Balancing Mechanism Reporting System and is updated at five minute intervals. Solar data comes from Sheffield Solar and is updated at half hour intervals.

22.4GW demand

Generation:


Generation
25.16GW
112.3%

Fossil fuels
11.83GW
52.8%

Renewables
6.96GW
31.1%

Other energy
6.36GW
28.4%

Coal
0.00GW
0.0%

Oil
0.00GW
0.0%
Gas
(open cycle)
0.00GW
0.0%
Gas
(combined cycle)
11.83GW
52.8%
Solar
(photovoltaic)
0.00GW
0.0%

Wind
6.76GW
30.2%

Hydroelectric
0.20GW
0.9%

Pumped storage
0.00GW
0.0%

Nuclear
5.68GW
25.3%

Biomass
0.51GW
2.3%

Other
0.17GW
0.8%

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

52.8% fossil fuels

Coal 0.00 0.0
Oil 0.00 0.0
Gas (open cycle) 0.00 0.0
Gas (combined cycle) 11.83 52.8

31.1% renewable energy

Solar photovoltaic 0.00 0.0
Wind 6.76 30.2
Hydroelectric 0.20 0.9

28.4% other energy

Pumped storage 0.00 0.0
Nuclear 5.68 25.3
Biomass 0.51 2.3
Other 0.17 0.8

-12.3% interconnectors

Moyle 0.24 1.1
IFA -0.71 -3.2
BritNed 0.00 0.0
EWIC 0.50 2.3
Nemo Link -1.02 -4.6
IFA-2 -1.03 -4.6
NSL -0.74 -3.3

Averages

Past day:

Average demand: 22.2GW

Past week:

Average demand: 25.6GW

Past month:

Average demand: 27.3GW

Past year:

Average demand: 29.9GW

Production

Past day (half-hourly averages):

Past month (daily averages):

Past year (weekly averages):

All time (yearly averages):

Key:

Demand
Fossil fuels
Renewable energy
Other energy
Interconnectors

Sources

Past day (half-hourly averages):

Past month (daily averages):

Past year (weekly averages):

All time (yearly averages):

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):

Past month (daily averages):

Past year (weekly averages):

All time (yearly averages):

Key:

Moyle
IFA
BritNed
EWIC
Nemo Link
IFA-2
NSL