National Grid: Live Status (3:55am 08/12/2021)

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, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Norway.

25.2GW demand

Generation:


Generation
22.16GW
87.8%

Fossil fuels
2.85GW
11.3%

Renewables
11.25GW
44.6%

Other energy
8.06GW
31.9%

Coal
0.00GW
0.0%

Oil
0.00GW
0.0%
Gas
(open cycle)
0.00GW
0.0%
Gas
(combined cycle)
2.85GW
11.3%
Solar
(photovoltaic)
0.00GW
0.0%

Wind
10.80GW
42.8%

Hydroelectric
0.45GW
1.8%

Pumped storage
0.00GW
0.0%

Nuclear
4.98GW
19.7%

Biomass
2.99GW
11.9%

Other
0.09GW
0.3%

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

11.3% fossil fuels

Coal 0.00 0.0
Oil 0.00 0.0
Gas (open cycle) 0.00 0.0
Gas (combined cycle) 2.85 11.3

44.6% renewable energy

Solar photovoltaic 0.00 0.0
Wind 10.80 42.8
Hydroelectric 0.45 1.8

31.9% other energy

Pumped storage 0.00 0.0
Nuclear 4.98 19.7
Biomass 2.99 11.9
Other 0.09 0.3

12.2% interconnectors

Moyle 0.30 1.2
IFA -0.06 -0.2
BritNed 1.05 4.2
EWIC 0.00 0.0
Nemo Link 1.00 3.9
IFA-2 0.09 0.4
NSL 0.69 2.8

Averages

Past day:

Average demand: 26.5GW

Past week:

Average demand: 33.7GW

Past month:

Average demand: 33.1GW

Past year:

Average demand: 30.3GW

Production

Past day (half-hourly averages):

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All time (yearly averages):

Key:

Demand
Fossil fuels
Renewable energy
Other energy
Interconnectors

Sources

Past day (half-hourly averages):

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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):

Past month (daily averages):

Past year (weekly averages):

All time (yearly averages):

Key:

Moyle
IFA
BritNed
EWIC
Nemo Link
IFA-2
NSL