Tuesday, 4 April 2017

013 - The UK imports a fair amount of electricity

The United Kingdom is electrically connected to four different regions - France (two gigawatts), the Netherlands (one gigawatt), Northern Ireland (500 megawatts) and the Republic of Ireland (500 megawatts, 'East-West'). The chart below, sourced from Gridwatch in the UK, shows variations in the average flow across these four interconnections over the past few years. You can see real-time data here.

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