National Grid: Live Status (2:00am 06/05/2021)

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.

25.4GW demand

Generation:


Generation
23.58GW
92.8%

Fossil fuels
12.93GW
50.9%

Renewables
3.49GW
13.7%

Other energy
7.16GW
28.2%

Coal
0.00GW
0.0%

Oil
0.00GW
0.0%
Gas
(open cycle)
0.00GW
0.0%
Gas
(combined cycle)
12.93GW
50.9%
Solar
(photovoltaic)
0.00GW
0.0%

Wind
3.37GW
13.3%

Hydroelectric
0.13GW
0.5%

Pumped storage
0.00GW
0.0%

Nuclear
4.37GW
17.2%

Biomass
2.67GW
10.5%

Other
0.12GW
0.5%

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

50.9% fossil fuels

Coal 0.00 0.0
Oil 0.00 0.0
Gas (open cycle) 0.00 0.0
Gas (combined cycle) 12.93 50.9

13.7% renewable energy

Solar photovoltaic 0.00 0.0
Wind 3.37 13.3
Hydroelectric 0.13 0.5

28.2% other energy

Pumped storage 0.00 0.0
Nuclear 4.37 17.2
Biomass 2.67 10.5
Other 0.12 0.5

7.2% interconnectors

Moyle -0.44 -1.7
IFA 1.68 6.6
BritNed 0.00 0.0
EWIC -0.40 -1.6
Nemo Link 1.00 3.9
IFA-2 -0.00 -0.0

Averages

Past day:

Average demand: 25.6GW

Past week:

Average demand: 29.0GW

Past month:

Average demand: 30.4GW

Past year:

Average demand: 29.6GW

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