As power connected be effectively stored, there are times when the UK is generating in sufficient power to meet demands, and times when generation exceeds demand. To solve this problem there are large cables (Interconnectors) that run between the UK and Ireland, France and the Netherlands. This allows us to buy power when demand is high and sell when demand here is low. These interconnectors play a vital role in balancing the grid here and in Europe.
These charts show the total flow of power, in or out of the UK, as well as giving a breakdown by interconnector. It is not unusual for power to be flowing in through one interconnector and out of another.
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