Guest Blog: npower’s Wayne Mitchell on Capacity crunch

Consumers become part of the supply solution Concerns about keeping the lights on at times of peak demand were back in the news yesterday, following a new assessment from National Grid that suggests the gap between total electricity generating capacity and peak demand could fall to just 1.2% this winter without special interventions. These interventions […]

Capacity Brown-outs? No more likely than last year says Ofgem

The gap between how much extra electricity we generate and what we use is roughly the same as last year’s, Ofgem said yesterday, pointing to this as evidence there’s no need to panic. Publishing its latest assessment of power capacity margins for the coming winters, the regulator said there is a “reduced” likelihood of blackouts. […]