National Grid: Live Status (5:15pm 17/12/2017)

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.

43.2GW demand

Generation:

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

54.5% fossil fuels

Coal 7.20 16.7
Oil 0.00 0.0
Gas (open cycle) 0.00 0.0
Gas (combined cycle) 16.34 37.8

22.0% renewable energy

Solar photovoltaic 0.00 0.0
Wind 8.68 20.1
Hydroelectric 0.80 1.9

17.8% other energy

Pumped storage 1.18 2.7
Nuclear 6.41 14.8
Other 0.09 0.2

5.7% interconnectors

HVDC Moyle 0.00 0.0
HVDC Cross-Channel 1.49 3.5
BritNed 0.99 2.3
East–West Interconnector 0.00 0.0

Averages

Past day:

Average demand: 35.0GW

Past week:

Average demand: 38.2GW

Past month:

Average demand: 36.6GW

Past year:

Average demand: 32.8GW

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
Other

Imports and exports

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Key:

HVDC Moyle
HVDC Cross-Channel
BritNed
East–West Interconnector