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Western Link outage and high wind sees constraint cost hit a record

Western Link outage and high wind sees constraint cost hit a record high: The Western Link HVDC suffered an unplanned outage on 10 January, which caused it to remain offline until 8 February. This coincided with record-high levels of wind generation in GB with generation from transmission-connected wind topping 6.3TWh. However, with 2.2GW of HVDC…
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Record EV sales break National Grid’s scenario

Record EV sales break National Grid’s scenario. Electric vehicle (EV) sales bucked the overall 2019 trend of falling car sales with figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers (SMMT) showing that battery electric vehicles (BEVs) registrations have risen by 144% to 37,850. According to further research from Cornwall Insight on these figures, the BEV sales…
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