Power demand to fall – DMR

Power demand in the UK is expected to fall, according to npower’s daily market report. It is forecast to peak around 33.2GW today, while the margin will remain comfortable. Solar generation […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Power demand in the UK is expected to fall, according to npower’s daily market report.

It is forecast to peak around 33.2GW today, while the margin will remain comfortable.

Solar generation will be above 3.5GW while wind is providing 11% of the mix and is expected to reach 5.7GW.

CCGT and nuclear are contributing 47% and 25% respectively and the French and Dutch interconnectors are importing at full capacity.

 

On the gas system, the linepack is forecast to close 11mcm short.

Nicholas Morgan from the Optimisation Desk said: “There are reduced nominated flows from Holford and St Fergus Total facilities versus yesterday.  September gas is trading softer this morning though as Brent has weakened overnight, reacting to yesterday’s EIA data surprisingly showing a build in inventories.”

Brent oil is trading at $43.73/bbl (£33.2/bbl).