Energy demand peaked on UK’s hottest day

National Grid ESO report suggests on 19th July the UK saw a peak in energy demand

Lionesses make UK grid roar!

There was a spike of 800MW in demand which occurred across the UK during half-time

Grid reportedly “can’t cope” with demand from new West London homes

It could allegedly take 13 years before the grid could sustain new homes in certain boroughs of West London

Britain braces for “tight” electricity margins and “very high” energy prices

The ESO says that despite the tight margins likely to be seen at the end of the year, it should be able to keep the lights on

“UK bought electricity from Belgium at record prices last week to keep the lights on”

The move allegedly prevented a blackout in London during last week’s heatwave

New fears for winter UK blackouts erupt

National Grid has reportedly put together a contingency plan to help the country navigate towards energy shortages

EIB backs Germany-UK interconnector with €400m

Work to build the interconnector will start this year, connecting two of Europe’s largest energy markets for the first time

Consumer behaviour is pivotal to decarbonisation, says National Grid ESO

Accelerating the transition to a decarbonised energy system can help to address security and affordability, according to a report

UK’s balancing costs tripled in winter

On 24th November, National Grid ESO saw “exceptionally high” costs in the balancing market with more than £60 million spent

Met Office issues the first ever red extreme heat warning!

The warning means the “exceptional heat” could have an impact on people’s lives and infrastructure