Home Kate Morley on Mastodon

National Grid: Live

The National Grid is the electric power transmission network for Great Britain

Time
2:35am
Price
£54.67/MWh
Emissions
75g/kWh
Demand
19.8GW
Generation
15.7GW
Transfers
4.1GW

Generation

Generation
15.7GW
79.2%
Note: percentages are relative to demand, so will exceed 100% if power is being exported

15.0% fossil fuels

Coal 0.231.2
Gas 2.7413.8

34.4% renewables

Solar 0.000.0
Wind 6.6933.8
Hydroelectric 0.110.6

29.9% other sources

Nuclear 4.1220.8
Biomass 1.799.0

27.6% interconnectors

Belgium 0.211.1
Denmark 0.663.3
France 3.7719.1
Ireland −0.57−2.9
Netherlands 0.000.0
Norway 1.407.1

−6.9% storage

Pumped storage −1.36−6.9
Battery storage
Time
Past day
Price
£69.54/MWh
Emissions
130g/kWh
Demand
25.3GW
Generation
19.1GW
Transfers
6.2GW
Generation
19.1GW
75.4%

Generation by type

Fossil fuels6.626.0
Renewables6.124.1
Other sources6.425.3

Generation by source

Coal0.210.8
Gas6.3725.2
Solar1.736.9
Wind4.1616.5
Hydroelectric0.200.8
Nuclear4.1116.3
Biomass2.279.0

Interconnectors

Belgium0.803.2
Denmark0.803.2
France3.9015.4
Ireland−0.62−2.5
Netherlands0.000.0
Norway1.405.5

Storage

Pumped storage−0.07−0.3

Price per MWh

£200
£180
£160
£140
£120
£100
£80
£60
£40
£20
£0
5:30am
11:30am
5:30pm
11:30pm

Emissions per kWh

600g
500g
400g
300g
200g
100g
0g
5:30am
11:30am
5:30pm
11:30pm

Demand

40GW
35GW
30GW
25GW
20GW
15GW
10GW
5GW
0GW
−5GW
5:30am
11:30am
5:30pm
11:30pm

Generation

20GW
18GW
16GW
14GW
12GW
10GW
8GW
6GW
4GW
2GW
0GW
5:30am
11:30am
5:30pm
11:30pm

Transfers

4GW
3GW
2GW
1GW
0GW
−1GW
−2GW
5:30am
11:30am
5:30pm
11:30pm
Time
Past week
Price
£72.52/MWh
Emissions
127g/kWh
Demand
26.8GW
Generation
21.8GW
Transfers
5.0GW
Generation
21.8GW
81.2%

Generation by type

Fossil fuels7.528.0
Renewables7.628.3
Other sources6.724.9

Generation by source

Coal0.200.7
Gas7.3427.3
Solar2.509.3
Wind4.8518.0
Hydroelectric0.240.9
Nuclear4.4716.6
Biomass2.238.3

Interconnectors

Belgium0.602.2
Denmark0.562.1
France3.3212.4
Ireland−0.77−2.8
Netherlands0.000.0
Norway1.405.2

Storage

Pumped storage−0.07−0.3

Price per MWh

£200
£180
£160
£140
£120
£100
£80
£60
£40
£20
£0
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Emissions per kWh

600g
500g
400g
300g
200g
100g
0g
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Demand

40GW
35GW
30GW
25GW
20GW
15GW
10GW
5GW
0GW
−5GW
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Generation

20GW
18GW
16GW
14GW
12GW
10GW
8GW
6GW
4GW
2GW
0GW
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Transfers

4GW
3GW
2GW
1GW
0GW
−1GW
−2GW
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Time
Past year
Price
£72.20/MWh
Emissions
134g/kWh
Demand
29.8GW
Generation
26.6GW
Transfers
3.2GW
Generation
26.6GW
89.2%

Generation by type

Fossil fuels9.030.2
Renewables11.438.1
Other sources6.220.8

Generation by source

Coal0.351.2
Gas8.6429.0
Solar1.444.8
Wind9.5031.9
Hydroelectric0.421.4
Nuclear4.3314.5
Biomass1.886.3

Interconnectors

Belgium0.391.3
Denmark0.220.7
France2.016.7
Ireland−0.54−1.8
Netherlands0.150.5
Norway1.003.4

Storage

Pumped storage0.000.0

Price per MWh

£200
£180
£160
£140
£120
£100
£80
£60
£40
£20
£0
28/08/2023
27/11/2023
26/02/2024
27/05/2024

Emissions per kWh

600g
500g
400g
300g
200g
100g
0g
28/08/2023
27/11/2023
26/02/2024
27/05/2024

Demand

40GW
35GW
30GW
25GW
20GW
15GW
10GW
5GW
0GW
−5GW
28/08/2023
27/11/2023
26/02/2024
27/05/2024

Generation

20GW
18GW
16GW
14GW
12GW
10GW
8GW
6GW
4GW
2GW
0GW
28/08/2023
27/11/2023
26/02/2024
27/05/2024

Transfers

4GW
3GW
2GW
1GW
0GW
−1GW
−2GW
28/08/2023
27/11/2023
26/02/2024
27/05/2024
Time
All time
Price
£67.31/MWh
Emissions
273g/kWh
Demand
33.1GW
Generation
31.1GW
Transfers
2.0GW
Generation
31.1GW
94.1%

Generation by type

Fossil fuels16.148.6
Renewables7.221.8
Other sources7.823.6

Generation by source

Coal4.7414.3
Gas11.3634.3
Solar1.063.2
Wind5.7617.4
Hydroelectric0.401.2
Nuclear6.3419.2
Biomass1.474.4

Interconnectors

Belgium0.210.6
Denmark0.020.1
France1.143.4
Ireland−0.16−0.5
Netherlands0.621.9
Norway0.160.5

Storage

Pumped storage−0.03−0.1

Price per MWh

£200
£180
£160
£140
£120
£100
£80
£60
£40
£20
£0
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
2024

Emissions per kWh

600g
500g
400g
300g
200g
100g
0g
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
2024

Demand

40GW
35GW
30GW
25GW
20GW
15GW
10GW
5GW
0GW
−5GW
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
2024

Generation

20GW
18GW
16GW
14GW
12GW
10GW
8GW
6GW
4GW
2GW
0GW
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
2024

Transfers

4GW
3GW
2GW
1GW
0GW
−1GW
−2GW
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
2024

The rise of wind

Great Britain’s exposed position in the north-east Atlantic makes it one of the best locations in the world for wind power, and the shallow waters of the North Sea host several of the world’s largest offshore wind farms.

New wind power records are set regularly, and between 9:00am and 9:30am on 21st December 2023 British wind farms averaged a record 21.81GW of generation.

PowerDate first achieved
21GW10th January 2023
20GW2nd November 2022

About this site

This site is an open source project by Kate Morley. I’ve published the code on GitHub under the terms of the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Legal Code. This means I’ve waived all copyright and related rights to the extent possible under law, with the intention of dedicating the code to the public domain. You can use and adapt it without attribution.

If you’d like to thank me for the time I’ve spent working on this project, or help me cover the costs of hosting a site that receives over 14,000,000 visits each year, I do accept donations.

The data comes from Elexon Insights Solution, National Grid ESO’s Data Portal, and the Carbon Intensity API (a project by National Grid ESO and the University Of Oxford Department Of Computer Science). Elexon’s licence requires the following statement: Contains BMRS data © Elexon Limited copyright and database right 2024.