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Headlines from the 2021 Q1 report

The start of 2021 saw unusually cold weather coupled with plant outages, which created very tight supply margins throughout January.

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Cold Weather And Tight Margins

The Texas blackout dominated the newspaper headlines in February.
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Britain’s Transition From Coal To Biomass To BECCS

Britain moved one step closer to its 2024/25 target of phasing out coal power completely, while biomass generation hit new record highs. 

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IFA2 Goes Online

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.

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When The Wind Goes, Gas Fills In The Gap

At the start of March Britain experienced its longest spell of low wind output in more than a decade.  

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Capacity and production statistics

Electricity production from gas rose 20% from this time last year, driven by lower wind output and continued nuclear outages. 

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Power system records

March the 28th was a record-breaking day for Britain’s power system.  

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