National Grid: Live Status (12:40am 21/09/2021)

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.

21.5GW demand

Generation:


Generation
19.23GW
89.3%

Fossil fuels
9.24GW
42.9%

Renewables
3.42GW
15.9%

Other energy
6.57GW
30.5%

Coal
0.96GW
4.4%

Oil
0.00GW
0.0%
Gas
(open cycle)
0.00GW
0.0%
Gas
(combined cycle)
8.29GW
38.5%
Solar
(photovoltaic)
0.00GW
0.0%

Wind
3.37GW
15.6%

Hydroelectric
0.06GW
0.3%

Pumped storage
0.00GW
0.0%

Nuclear
4.81GW
22.4%

Biomass
1.64GW
7.6%

Other
0.11GW
0.5%

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

42.9% fossil fuels

Coal 0.96 4.4
Oil 0.00 0.0
Gas (open cycle) 0.00 0.0
Gas (combined cycle) 8.29 38.5

15.9% renewable energy

Solar photovoltaic 0.00 0.0
Wind 3.37 15.6
Hydroelectric 0.06 0.3

30.5% other energy

Pumped storage 0.00 0.0
Nuclear 4.81 22.4
Biomass 1.64 7.6
Other 0.11 0.5

10.7% interconnectors

Moyle -0.23 -1.1
IFA 0.00 0.0
BritNed 0.86 4.0
EWIC -0.02 -0.1
Nemo Link 0.85 4.0
IFA-2 0.85 3.9
NSL -0.00 -0.0

Averages

Past day:

Average demand: 28.8GW

Past week:

Average demand: 28.4GW

Past month:

Average demand: 28.2GW

Past year:

Average demand: 30.4GW

Production

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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