The start of 2021 saw unusually cold weather coupled with plant outages, which created very tight supply margins throughout January.
Britain moved one step closer to its 2024/25 target of phasing out coal power completely, while biomass generation hit new record highs.
A new power link between the UK and France went online in January, meaning Britain’s interconnector capacity has doubled over the last decade to 6 GW.
At the start of March Britain experienced its longest spell of low wind output in more than a decade.
Electricity production from gas rose 20% from this time last year, driven by lower wind output and continued nuclear outages.
March the 28th was a record-breaking day for Britain’s power system.