National Grid Tag

Emily Gosden, the Energy Editor at The Times, this morning posted a number of tweets about National Grid’s management of the electricity system, given the big drop in energy demand caused by Coronavirus.  Our Dispatch reports have previously highlighted the fall in demand and the market’s response but we thought it might be helpful to provide some additional information.

On Wednesday night we witnessed an unusually high system price. The imbalance price on the UK grid hit £2,242 at SP37 (1800-1830) and then £1,708 for SP38 (1830-1900). After which, it dropped back down to a ‘normal operating range’, before crashing to £0 making it a night – all in the space of 2 hours.

  Each week, we take a look at the week in flexibility trading that has just been, and a look at what's next. Enjoy our latest instalment: As the UK settled back in for the first ‘full week’ after the festive period, we saw several interesting dispatch incidents.

  Each week, we take a look at the week in flexibility trading that has just been, and a look at what's next. Enjoy our latest instalment: We’ve taken a festive break from the Weekly flex reports over the past few weeks, but we are back into the swing of things in this new decade and share our top three flex moments from across the Christmas and New Year hiatus.  

  Each week, we take a look at the week in flexibility trading that has just been, and a look at what's next. Enjoy our latest instalment: We witnessed significant spreads and margins across the last week, especially when looking at cashout prices.

  Each week, we take a look at the week in flexibility trading that has just been, and a look at what's next. Enjoy our latest instalment: The week's persistent chilly temperatures created unusual trading conditions mid-week.  

  Each week, we take a look at the week in flexibility trading that has just been, and a look at what's next. Enjoy our latest instalment: Last week, we saw a particularly exciting day on the flexibility markets on Tuesday.  

  Each week, we take a look at the week in flexibility trading that has just been, and a look at what's next. Enjoy our latest instalment: Dynamic market trading, coupled with cooler weather patterns in the middle of the week delivered unique pricing conditions.  

  Each week, we take a look at the week in flexibility trading that has just been, and a look at what's next. Enjoy our latest instalment: A 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit the south-eastern region of France last Monday affecting the area between Lyon and Montelimar.  

  Welcome to our latest quarterly market report. In this report, we focus on several key market developments and influences, exploring key events, ancillary markets, fundamentals and a forward look at what we see coming up in the final quarter of this year.

  Each week, we take a look at the week in flexibility trading that has just been, and a look at what's next. Enjoy our latest instalment: The week started off jumpy, on Monday with several market parameters in favour of a bullish market and system price.

  Why community energy groups, as well as commercial players need to squeeze every last drop of value from their distributed generation assets.

  Each week, we take a look at the week in flexibility trading that has just been, and a look at what's next. Enjoy our latest instalment: Our weekly flexibility blog has taken a short break over the past few weeks, but we are back with a vengeance as we head into cold weather over the next few weeks. So, what did we see in the recent weeks that is noteworthy?