The Balancing Mechanism (BM) was used twice as much throughout April and May 2020 as the previous year, due to the impact of COVID-19.
With no coal on the grid and surging renewables, May was the greenest month ever on Great Britain’s electricity grid.
Flexitricity director Andy Lowe discusses the lessons that can be learnt from the current low demand and high renewable mix, and the benefits of batteries in such a system.
Great Britain has now gone more than 18 days without coal-fired generation, thanks to sunny weather and low demand.
Great Britain has hit a new coal-free record, going for more than 18 days straight without any coal on the grid.
Low demand and a sunny weekend sent power prices plunging into negative figures on the day-ahead hourly market for the third time as generation hit a new record.
Globally, CO2 emissions fell faster than they have for decades in 2019, but this was driven by unsustainable “one-off” factors.
The government is to announce a new auction for both onshore wind and solar power, following a four year block.
Great Britain will need at least 30GW of energy storage if it hopes to reach net zero by 2050, according to new research.