Coal power
UK power grid goes coal-free for two months straight

National Grid ESO told ELN that tonight will mark 1,464 hours since the last coal generator came off the system on Thursday 9th April

‘Clapping for NHS led to 950MW spike in electricity demand’

The spike was caused when people went back inside their homes and turned kettles and appliances on

Balancing Market opened up to smaller power providers and technologies

The minimum threshold for taking part in helping balance the system has been lowered from 100MW to 1MW

National Grid launches nine-year reactive electricity tender

Reactive power services help ensure voltage levels on the system remain within a given range, above or below nominal levels

New £10,000-prize offshore wind data hackathon open

The two-day event will centre around an industrial data-led challenge, with the aim of developing a prototype solution for use in wind farm operations

National Grid ESO power cut report: Industry responds

What does the energy sector think of the findings?

UK’s grid system protection ‘operated as designed during August power cuts’

National Grid ESO has published its final technical report into the power outages of Friday 9th August

Reactive Technologies and National Grid ESO partner to fulfil 2025 zero carbon goals

The six-year deal will see the system operator able to accurately measure system inertia for the first time

Distributed energy ‘could restart power supplies following major outage’

A new project is exploring how distributed energy resources could be used to restore power in the “highly unlikely event” of a total or partial shutdown of the National Electricity Transmission System

National Grid ESO joins Powering Past Coal Alliance

Members of the Alliance commit to taking actions such as setting targets to phase out coal and committing to no further investments in coal power