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

National Grid confirms pan-European balancing market launch delayed

It said French transmission system operator RTE is ‘experiencing difficulties’ with its implementation of Project TERRE

Britain powers on without coal for a fortnight

As coal plants take up to six hours to warm up and become available on the system, the new record will be set at 3.12pm today

Government lowers target capacity for delayed T-1 auction

It has been reduced from 4.6GW to 2.7GW

Britain sets new record as it goes coal-free for a week!

The last coal generator came off the system at 1:24pm on 1st May, which means the UK reaches 168 hours without coal at 1.24pm today

Next Capacity Market auction planned for June

National Grid Electricity System Operator was told to rearrange the postponed T-1 auction ‘as soon as reasonably practicable’

Policy changes ‘causing uncertain outlook for demand side flexibility’

National Grid Electricity System Operator reveals participation of demand side flexibility in electricity markets has continued to grow since 2017

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National Grid ESO sets out its Forward Plan for 2019 to 2021

The plan outlines how the organisation aims to balance electricity supply and demand and manage the grid

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‘UK has enough power to get it through the summer’

However, National Grid ESO notes solar growth is making it more difficult to balance the UK grid when demand is low in sunny periods