National Grid: Live Status (7:30pm 26/10/2021)

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.

36.2GW demand

Generation:


Generation
34.17GW
94.5%

Fossil fuels
12.76GW
35.3%

Renewables
13.65GW
37.7%

Other energy
7.76GW
21.5%

Coal
0.00GW
0.0%

Oil
0.00GW
0.0%
Gas
(open cycle)
0.00GW
0.0%
Gas
(combined cycle)
12.75GW
35.3%
Solar
(photovoltaic)
0.03GW
0.1%

Wind
13.01GW
36.0%

Hydroelectric
0.61GW
1.7%

Pumped storage
0.28GW
0.8%

Nuclear
4.97GW
13.8%

Biomass
2.36GW
6.5%

Other
0.14GW
0.4%

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

35.3% fossil fuels

Coal 0.00 0.0
Oil 0.00 0.0
Gas (open cycle) 0.00 0.0
Gas (combined cycle) 12.75 35.3

37.7% renewable energy

Solar photovoltaic 0.03 0.1
Wind 13.01 36.0
Hydroelectric 0.61 1.7

21.5% other energy

Pumped storage 0.28 0.8
Nuclear 4.97 13.8
Biomass 2.36 6.5
Other 0.14 0.4

5.5% interconnectors

Moyle 0.27 0.8
IFA -0.21 -0.6
BritNed 1.04 2.9
EWIC 0.12 0.3
Nemo Link 0.70 1.9
IFA-2 -0.62 -1.7
NSL 0.69 1.9

Averages

Past day:

Average demand: 29.3GW

Past week:

Average demand: 29.1GW

Past month:

Average demand: 28.9GW

Past year:

Average demand: 30.3GW

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):

Past year (weekly averages):

All time (yearly averages):

Key:

Moyle
IFA
BritNed
EWIC
Nemo Link
IFA-2
NSL