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National Grid: Live Status (12:20pm 26/05/2022)

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.

31.3GW demand

Generation:


Generation
30.97GW
98.9%

Fossil fuels
7.77GW
24.8%

Renewables
17.36GW
55.5%

Other energy
5.84GW
18.6%

Coal
0.00GW
0.0%

Oil
0.00GW
0.0%
Gas
(open cycle)
0.00GW
0.0%
Gas
(combined cycle)
7.77GW
24.8%
Solar
(photovoltaic)
3.51GW
11.2%

Wind
13.68GW
43.7%

Hydroelectric
0.17GW
0.5%

Pumped storage
0.00GW
0.0%

Nuclear
5.15GW
16.5%

Biomass
0.61GW
2.0%

Other
0.07GW
0.2%

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

24.8% fossil fuels

Coal 0.00 0.0
Oil 0.00 0.0
Gas (open cycle) 0.00 0.0
Gas (combined cycle) 7.77 24.8

55.5% renewable energy

Solar photovoltaic 3.51 11.2
Wind 13.68 43.7
Hydroelectric 0.17 0.5

18.6% other energy

Pumped storage 0.00 0.0
Nuclear 5.15 16.5
Biomass 0.61 2.0
Other 0.07 0.2

1.1% interconnectors

Moyle 0.24 0.8
IFA -1.02 -3.3
BritNed 1.06 3.4
EWIC 0.09 0.3
Nemo Link 1.00 3.2
IFA-2 -1.03 -3.3
NSL 0.69 2.2
ElecLink -0.70 -2.2

Averages

Past day:

Average demand: 24.3GW

Past week:

Average demand: 25.7GW

Past month:

Average demand: 26.8GW

Past year:

Average demand: 29.9GW

Production

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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
ElecLink