UK: Maintaining flexible power system ‘critical to avoiding power cuts’

SMART ENERGY | Independent analysis, conducted via Imperial Consultants, by academics from Imperial College London, has shown the importance of flexibility in avoiding power cuts, and how a variety of energy technologies rose to the challenge in the first quarter of 2020.


Output from wind farms soared, up by 40% compared to Q1 2019, as severe storms meant Britain experienced its wettest and windiest February since records began – but it was flexible power stations and action from businesses, able to reduce their electricity usage in January, which helped prevent blackouts during cold, calm spells.


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