UK Electricity Generation - 4 Hour View

from 2021/01/23 07:26 to 2021/01/23 11:26

Is energy generation in the UK increasing over the last few hours?
What time does solar power generation start and stop?
Is Coal being used to generate our energy?
How much electricity was generated by the Sun in the last 4 hours?
How many sites are generating solar power today?
What percentage of our power is coming from the Green sources, like solar and wind?
How important is nuclear 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 and more are answered in these 4 hour charts.

This a live stream of real time electricity generation in the UK. The data, including solar is updated every 30 minutes, 24/7/365.

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

The first chart shows the total power generation, generation including solar over the last 4 hours. This give an easy overview of the trends.

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

The tables give actual figures, for those who like more detail.

All graphs can be downloaded and shared.

All generation is measured in Gigawatts, GW.

Total Generation updates every 5 minutes - Solar updates every 30 minutes.
Generation by Type
Breakdown of Brown, Green, Blue (Nuclear) and Imported Energy.
Generation by Fuel Type.
Breakdown of Current Power Generation - updates every 5 minutes.
Solar Generation

Sheffield University working closely with National Grid, have derived an up to date estimate of the PV capacity deployed on the GB transmission network. Their latest estimate puts the installed capacity at 12 GWp!

Estimated by Sheffield University.
Detailed Generation
The last four hours Generation in GW.
Generation Comparison
Click the table to sort and re-order the graph.