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National Grid: Live Status (5:00pm 26/01/2022)

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.

38.2GW demand

Generation:


Generation
38.98GW
102.1%

Fossil fuels
18.63GW
48.8%

Renewables
12.23GW
32.1%

Other energy
8.12GW
21.3%

Coal
1.85GW
4.8%

Oil
0.00GW
0.0%
Gas
(open cycle)
0.00GW
0.0%
Gas
(combined cycle)
16.78GW
44.0%
Solar
(photovoltaic)
0.01GW
0.0%

Wind
11.91GW
31.2%

Hydroelectric
0.32GW
0.8%

Pumped storage
0.00GW
0.0%

Nuclear
5.09GW
13.3%

Biomass
2.89GW
7.6%

Other
0.14GW
0.4%

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

48.8% fossil fuels

Coal 1.85 4.8
Oil 0.00 0.0
Gas (open cycle) 0.00 0.0
Gas (combined cycle) 16.78 44.0

32.1% renewable energy

Solar photovoltaic 0.01 0.0
Wind 11.91 31.2
Hydroelectric 0.32 0.8

21.3% other energy

Pumped storage 0.00 0.0
Nuclear 5.09 13.3
Biomass 2.89 7.6
Other 0.14 0.4

-2.1% interconnectors

Moyle 0.40 1.0
IFA -0.52 -1.4
BritNed -0.44 -1.2
EWIC 0.08 0.2
Nemo Link 0.00 0.0
IFA-2 -1.03 -2.7
NSL 0.69 1.8

Averages

Past day:

Average demand: 35.4GW

Past week:

Average demand: 36.0GW

Past month:

Average demand: 34.0GW

Past year:

Average demand: 30.3GW

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