National Grid’s Hinkley Connection project clocks four million work hours

The project, extending over 57 kilometres from Bridgwater to Avonmouth, seeks to connect six million homes and businesses to new sources of low carbon energy, including those from Hinkley Point C

Cold snap spurs increase in UK electricity demand

Government data indicates a 2.2% increase in total electricity consumption from the public distribution system in the three months to November 2023 compared to the previous year

IEA: Clean energy sources to power global electricity demand in three years

The International Energy Agency predicts that clean and low emission power sources, including renewables and nuclear power, are poised to meet the world’s growing demand for electricity over the next three years

National Grid expands domestic flexibility

National Grid Electricity Distribution has increased flexibility opportunities to 1,426 additional locations on its low voltage distribution network for winter 2024/25

UK turns to last coal plant amid Arctic blast for electricity boost

Britain relies heavily on its final coal power plant, Ratcliffe-on-Soar, contributing 3.4% to the nation’s electricity production, marking its busiest week in at least a year

Sizewell B achieves milestone in electricity generation

The nuclear power station near Southwold has surpassed 250 terawatt-hours in electricity generation, potentially powering every home in Suffolk for 192 years

US solar breaks new records in 2023

Solar power in the US has outpaced all other energy sources and accounted for 42.1% of new domestic generating capacity in 2023, according to new data

UK fossil fuel electricity hits lowest since 1957

The UK’s electricity generated from fossil fuels in 2023 dropped by 22% year on year, reaching the lowest level since 1957 at 104 terawatt hours, according to new analysis

‘Renewables surpass 40% in UK electricity mix’

Renewable energy projects have supplied more than 40% of the UK’s electricity, marking the lowest carbon quarter on record at 143 grammes of carbon dioxide per kWh, according to a report

EV charging goes off-peak

UK Power Networks and ubitricity have partnered to optimise electric vehicle charging by reducing demand during peak usage hours