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The National Grid is the electric power transmission network for Great Britain

Time
1:30pm
Price
£85.00/MWh
Emissions
180g/kWh
Demand
36.4GW
Generation
29.8GW
Transfers
6.6GW

Generation

Generation
29.8GW
81.8%
Note: percentages are relative to demand, so will exceed 100% if power is being exported

38.7% fossil fuels

Coal 0.481.3
Gas 13.6337.4

19.6% renewables

Solar 3.058.4
Wind 3.8710.6
Hydroelectric 0.210.6

23.5% other sources

Nuclear 5.4114.9
Biomass 3.158.6

18.2% interconnectors

Belgium 1.022.8
Denmark 0.722.0
France 2.998.2
Ireland −0.45−1.2
Netherlands 0.942.6
Norway 1.403.8

0.0% storage

Pumped storage 0.000.0
Battery storage
Time
Past day
Price
£69.00/MWh
Emissions
165g/kWh
Demand
29.3GW
Generation
24.5GW
Transfers
4.8GW
Generation
24.5GW
83.7%

Generation by type

Fossil fuels10.234.8
Renewables5.819.9
Other sources8.529.1

Generation by source

Coal0.351.2
Gas9.8733.6
Solar1.705.8
Wind3.6212.3
Hydroelectric0.511.7
Nuclear5.3818.3
Biomass3.1410.7

Interconnectors

Belgium0.792.7
Denmark0.281.0
France2.749.3
Ireland−0.86−2.9
Netherlands0.270.9
Norway1.364.6

Storage

Pumped storage0.190.7

Price per MWh

£200
£180
£160
£140
£120
£100
£80
£60
£40
£20
£0
5:00pm
11:00pm
5:00am
11:00am

Emissions per kWh

600g
500g
400g
300g
200g
100g
0g
5:00pm
11:00pm
5:00am
11:00am

Demand

40GW
35GW
30GW
25GW
20GW
15GW
10GW
5GW
0GW
−5GW
5:00pm
11:00pm
5:00am
11:00am

Generation

20GW
18GW
16GW
14GW
12GW
10GW
8GW
6GW
4GW
2GW
0GW
5:00pm
11:00pm
5:00am
11:00am

Transfers

4GW
3GW
2GW
1GW
0GW
−1GW
−2GW
5:00pm
11:00pm
5:00am
11:00am
Time
Past week
Price
£51.33/MWh
Emissions
77g/kWh
Demand
30.4GW
Generation
27.0GW
Transfers
3.4GW
Generation
27.0GW
88.8%

Generation by type

Fossil fuels4.414.6
Renewables14.949.0
Other sources7.725.2

Generation by source

Coal0.351.1
Gas4.0713.4
Solar2.498.2
Wind11.8238.9
Hydroelectric0.571.9
Nuclear5.3417.6
Biomass2.337.7

Interconnectors

Belgium0.541.8
Denmark−0.09−0.3
France2.628.6
Ireland−0.51−1.7
Netherlands−0.01−0.0
Norway0.862.8

Storage

Pumped storage0.010.0

Price per MWh

£200
£180
£160
£140
£120
£100
£80
£60
£40
£20
£0
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Emissions per kWh

600g
500g
400g
300g
200g
100g
0g
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Demand

40GW
35GW
30GW
25GW
20GW
15GW
10GW
5GW
0GW
−5GW
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Generation

20GW
18GW
16GW
14GW
12GW
10GW
8GW
6GW
4GW
2GW
0GW
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Transfers

4GW
3GW
2GW
1GW
0GW
−1GW
−2GW
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Time
Past year
Price
£74.56/MWh
Emissions
144g/kWh
Demand
29.7GW
Generation
26.8GW
Transfers
2.9GW
Generation
26.8GW
90.3%

Generation by type

Fossil fuels9.732.6
Renewables11.237.8
Other sources5.919.8

Generation by source

Coal0.341.1
Gas9.3631.5
Solar1.424.8
Wind9.4131.7
Hydroelectric0.401.4
Nuclear4.2414.3
Biomass1.645.5

Interconnectors

Belgium0.341.1
Denmark0.140.5
France1.786.0
Ireland−0.51−1.7
Netherlands0.190.6
Norway0.933.1

Storage

Pumped storage0.020.1

Price per MWh

£200
£180
£160
£140
£120
£100
£80
£60
£40
£20
£0
05/06/2023
04/09/2023
04/12/2023
04/03/2024

Emissions per kWh

600g
500g
400g
300g
200g
100g
0g
05/06/2023
04/09/2023
04/12/2023
04/03/2024

Demand

40GW
35GW
30GW
25GW
20GW
15GW
10GW
5GW
0GW
−5GW
05/06/2023
04/09/2023
04/12/2023
04/03/2024

Generation

20GW
18GW
16GW
14GW
12GW
10GW
8GW
6GW
4GW
2GW
0GW
05/06/2023
04/09/2023
04/12/2023
04/03/2024

Transfers

4GW
3GW
2GW
1GW
0GW
−1GW
−2GW
05/06/2023
04/09/2023
04/12/2023
04/03/2024
Time
All time
Price
£67.26/MWh
Emissions
276g/kWh
Demand
33.2GW
Generation
31.3GW
Transfers
1.9GW
Generation
31.3GW
94.2%

Generation by type

Fossil fuels16.349.0
Renewables7.221.6
Other sources7.823.6

Generation by source

Coal4.8414.6
Gas11.4534.5
Solar1.033.1
Wind5.7517.3
Hydroelectric0.411.2
Nuclear6.3719.2
Biomass1.464.4

Interconnectors

Belgium0.200.6
Denmark0.010.0
France1.103.3
Ireland−0.14−0.4
Netherlands0.631.9
Norway0.140.4

Storage

Pumped storage−0.03−0.1

Price per MWh

£200
£180
£160
£140
£120
£100
£80
£60
£40
£20
£0
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
2024

Emissions per kWh

600g
500g
400g
300g
200g
100g
0g
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
2024

Demand

40GW
35GW
30GW
25GW
20GW
15GW
10GW
5GW
0GW
−5GW
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
2024

Generation

20GW
18GW
16GW
14GW
12GW
10GW
8GW
6GW
4GW
2GW
0GW
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
2024

Transfers

4GW
3GW
2GW
1GW
0GW
−1GW
−2GW
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
2024

The rise of wind

Great Britain’s exposed position in the north-east Atlantic makes it one of the best locations in the world for wind power, and the shallow waters of the North Sea host several of the world’s largest offshore wind farms.

New wind power records are set regularly, and between 9:00am and 9:30am on 21st December 2023 British wind farms averaged a record 21.81GW of generation.

PowerDate first achieved
21GW10th January 2023
20GW2nd November 2022

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