National Grid: Live Status (7:30am 25/07/2021)

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.

21.1GW demand

Generation:


Generation
18.28GW
86.7%

Fossil fuels
11.16GW
53.0%

Renewables
1.68GW
8.0%

Other energy
5.44GW
25.8%

Coal
0.47GW
2.2%

Oil
0.00GW
0.0%
Gas
(open cycle)
0.00GW
0.0%
Gas
(combined cycle)
10.70GW
50.8%
Solar
(photovoltaic)
0.33GW
1.6%

Wind
1.27GW
6.0%

Hydroelectric
0.08GW
0.4%

Pumped storage
0.00GW
0.0%

Nuclear
3.70GW
17.6%

Biomass
1.60GW
7.6%

Other
0.13GW
0.6%

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

53.0% fossil fuels

Coal 0.47 2.2
Oil 0.00 0.0
Gas (open cycle) 0.00 0.0
Gas (combined cycle) 10.70 50.8

8.0% renewable energy

Solar photovoltaic 0.33 1.6
Wind 1.27 6.0
Hydroelectric 0.08 0.4

25.8% other energy

Pumped storage 0.00 0.0
Nuclear 3.70 17.6
Biomass 1.60 7.6
Other 0.13 0.6

13.3% interconnectors

Moyle -0.41 -1.9
IFA 1.71 8.1
BritNed 0.37 1.8
EWIC -0.43 -2.0
Nemo Link 0.85 4.0
IFA-2 0.70 3.3
NSL -0.00 -0.0

Averages

Past day:

Average demand: 20.4GW

Past week:

Average demand: 28.0GW

Past month:

Average demand: 28.0GW

Past year:

Average demand: 30.3GW

Production

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All time (yearly averages):

Key:

Demand
Fossil fuels
Renewable energy
Other energy
Interconnectors

Sources

Past day (half-hourly averages):

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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