Report warns that UK energy capacity is at its lowest level in seven years


A new report from National Grid warns that UK energy capacity is at its lowest level in seven years, writes building.co.uk.

In its annual Winter Outlook report the National Grid said the UK’s energy capacity margin – the gap between total electricity generating capacity and peak demand – was just 4.1%, the narrowest since 2006/7 and down from 5% at peak periods last year.

The drop in capacity is due to planned generator closures, breakdowns and delays to new plants.

The National Grid said the margin of spare capacity could tighten further to just 2.8% if the country was hit by bad weather.

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