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National Grid: Live Status (4:50am 14/08/2022)

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.

19.5GW demand

Generation:


Generation
18.88GW
96.7%

Fossil fuels
10.51GW
53.8%

Renewables
1.19GW
6.1%

Other energy
7.18GW
36.7%

Coal
0.00GW
0.0%

Oil
0.00GW
0.0%
Gas
(open cycle)
0.05GW
0.2%
Gas
(combined cycle)
10.46GW
53.6%
Solar
(photovoltaic)
0.00GW
0.0%

Wind
1.08GW
5.5%

Hydroelectric
0.11GW
0.6%

Pumped storage
0.00GW
0.0%

Nuclear
4.73GW
24.2%

Biomass
2.26GW
11.6%

Other
0.19GW
1.0%

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

53.8% fossil fuels

Coal 0.00 0.0
Oil 0.00 0.0
Gas (open cycle) 0.05 0.2
Gas (combined cycle) 10.46 53.6

6.1% renewable energy

Solar photovoltaic 0.00 0.0
Wind 1.08 5.5
Hydroelectric 0.11 0.6

36.7% other energy

Pumped storage 0.00 0.0
Nuclear 4.73 24.2
Biomass 2.26 11.6
Other 0.19 1.0

3.3% interconnectors

Moyle 0.25 1.3
IFA -0.11 -0.6
BritNed 0.00 0.0
EWIC 0.11 0.6
Nemo Link -0.10 -0.5
IFA-2 -0.08 -0.4
NSL 0.55 2.8
ElecLink 0.04 0.2

Averages

Past day:

Average demand: 20.5GW

Past week:

Average demand: 26.6GW

Past month:

Average demand: 26.2GW

Past year:

Average demand: 29.5GW

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