National Grid: Live Status (6:40am 27/02/2021)

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.

26.7GW demand

Generation:


Generation
22.39GW
83.8%

Fossil fuels
12.51GW
46.8%

Renewables
2.82GW
10.6%

Other energy
7.05GW
26.4%

Coal
0.00GW
0.0%

Oil
0.00GW
0.0%
Gas
(open cycle)
0.00GW
0.0%
Gas
(combined cycle)
12.51GW
46.8%
Solar
(photovoltaic)
0.00GW
0.0%

Wind
2.31GW
8.6%

Hydroelectric
0.51GW
1.9%

Pumped storage
0.00GW
0.0%

Nuclear
4.32GW
16.2%

Biomass
2.62GW
9.8%

Other
0.11GW
0.4%

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

46.8% fossil fuels

Coal 0.00 0.0
Oil 0.00 0.0
Gas (open cycle) 0.00 0.0
Gas (combined cycle) 12.51 46.8

10.6% renewable energy

Solar photovoltaic 0.00 0.0
Wind 2.31 8.6
Hydroelectric 0.51 1.9

26.4% other energy

Pumped storage 0.00 0.0
Nuclear 4.32 16.2
Biomass 2.62 9.8
Other 0.11 0.4

16.2% interconnectors

Moyle -0.16 -0.6
IFA 1.80 6.7
BritNed 0.90 3.4
EWIC 0.00 0.0
Nemo Link 0.90 3.4
IFA-2 0.89 3.3

Averages

Past day:

Average demand: 25.5GW

Past week:

Average demand: 30.3GW

Past month:

Average demand: 33.3GW

Past year:

Average demand: 29.2GW

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):

Past month (daily averages):

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All time (yearly averages):

Key:

Moyle
IFA
BritNed
EWIC
Nemo Link
IFA-2