Live Electricity Generation

for 2018/12/18 18:51

How much power is being generated in the UK right now?
What is the wholesale price of electricity now?
Is Coal being used to generate our energy?
How much of our electricity is coming from Oil?
What percentage of our power is coming from the wind?
How important is Solar power today?
Are we importing power from France?
Are we using electricity from the Netherlands?
Is Ireland supplying the UK with power?

These are all questions answered by Energy Solutions Gridwatch Portal.

This a live stream of real time electricity generation in the UK. The data is updated every 5 minutes, 24/7/365
- solar updates every 30 minutes, due to limiations of the data source.

This information is based on data provided by the National Grid and Sheffield University.

The first table shows the current system time, (the UK power system runs on GMT
and so may appear to be 1 hour out, during British Summer Time.) total generation, generation including solar,
and current wholesale price of power.

The other charts show the breakdown between the actual fuel type used to generate the power. This is known as the Energy Mix.

All generation is measured in Gigawatts, GW.

Generation
Total Generation updates every 5 minutes - Solar updates every 30 minutes.
Bar chart of CCGT, Oil, Coal, OCGT (ie all brown fuels) & Nuclear
Total Generation updates every 5 minutes.
Bar chart of Wind, pumped storage, biomass & solar
Total Generation updates every 5 minutes - Solar updates every 30 minutes.
Bar chart of the Interconnectors
Total Generation updates every 5 minutes.