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National Grid: Live Status (1:50pm 05/07/2022)

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. Most data comes from the Balancing Mechanism Reporting System and is updated at five minute intervals. Solar data comes from Sheffield Solar and is updated at half hour intervals.

31.4GW demand

Generation:


Generation
32.60GW
103.7%

Fossil fuels
16.66GW
53.0%

Renewables
8.92GW
28.4%

Other energy
7.02GW
22.3%

Coal
0.82GW
2.6%

Oil
0.00GW
0.0%
Gas
(open cycle)
0.00GW
0.0%
Gas
(combined cycle)
15.84GW
50.4%
Solar
(photovoltaic)
5.75GW
18.3%

Wind
3.00GW
9.6%

Hydroelectric
0.17GW
0.5%

Pumped storage
0.00GW
0.0%

Nuclear
4.86GW
15.5%

Biomass
1.90GW
6.1%

Other
0.26GW
0.8%

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

53.0% fossil fuels

Coal 0.82 2.6
Oil 0.00 0.0
Gas (open cycle) 0.00 0.0
Gas (combined cycle) 15.84 50.4

28.4% renewable energy

Solar photovoltaic 5.75 18.3
Wind 3.00 9.6
Hydroelectric 0.17 0.5

22.3% other energy

Pumped storage 0.00 0.0
Nuclear 4.86 15.5
Biomass 1.90 6.1
Other 0.26 0.8

-3.7% interconnectors

Moyle 0.00 0.0
IFA -0.98 -3.1
BritNed 1.00 3.2
EWIC -0.00 -0.0
Nemo Link -0.63 -2.0
IFA-2 -1.03 -3.3
NSL 1.40 4.4
ElecLink -0.92 -2.9

Averages

Past day:

Average demand: 25.1GW

Past week:

Average demand: 25.5GW

Past month:

Average demand: 25.7GW

Past year:

Average demand: 29.7GW

Production

Past day (half-hourly averages):

Past month (daily averages):

Past year (weekly averages):

All time (yearly averages):

Key:

Demand
Fossil fuels
Renewable energy
Other energy
Interconnectors

Sources

Past day (half-hourly averages):

Past month (daily averages):

Past year (weekly averages):

All time (yearly averages):

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
ElecLink