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Scottish wind farms called upon in the Balancing Mechanism

Scottish wind farms called upon in the Balancing Mechanism: Management of wind resources is a critical tool for National Grid in dealing with system constraints, supply and demand imbalance and increasingly inertia*. Data from Cornwall Insight’s Balancing Mechanism (BM) Service highlights that wind was the first most utilised renewable technology asked to turn down in…
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Electric vehicles set to pass National Grid’s projections

Electric vehicles set to pass National Grid’s Consumer Evolution projections. Data published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) last week saw battery electric vehicles (BEV) record their largest-ever monthly share of new car registrations in August 2019. Further research into these figures by Cornwall Insight shows that at the current pace of…
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A glimpse into the future of wholesale power

Over the Easter holidays, the UK bathed in warm sunshine and as a result, the GB wholesale power market experienced a series of notable events, some that would have once been rare. High levels of embedded solar generation reduced the need for grid-connected energy production, causing the minimum daytime demand to drop below the nighttime…
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