interconnector

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    The Daily Telegraph | French power play exposes UK’s reliance on electricity imports

    Tom Edwards was quoted in The Daily Telegraph about the interconnection between France and the UK. Discussing if the UK could cope if France cut off its interconnection supply Tom said that while we could cope it would be more expensive. However, Tom explained that Brexit has already made power...

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    The Guardian | Storm Bella helps Great Britain set new record for wind power generation

    Due to Storm Bella, on Boxing Day, more than half of the country’s daily electricity came from wind turbines. However, the reliability of wind energy is a concern. Our research shows that the electricity system operator increased its reliance on gas-fired power plants by 20% in September compared with the...

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    Financial Times | National Grid issues second warning on stretched British electricity

    Tom Edwards Senior Modelling Consultant at Cornwall Insight comments on National Grid's warning for the second time in three week's featured in the Financial Times. National Grid warned that supplies of electricity in Britain are going to be stretched as fewer-than-expected power generators will be available at peak times, while...

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    Current | GB could become a net exporter of power by 2040s

    Our modelling has predicted that Great Britain (GB) could become a net exporter of power to the continent by the 2040s. There is increased interconnection expected in the 2020s and 2030s between the island and the continent. And therefore, there will be more routes for excess offshore wind power to...

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    Great Britain could become net exporter of power by 2040s

    Interconnection with EU nations, regardless of trading arrangements post-Brexit, will continue to play a pivotal role in driving wholesale power prices and system flexibility in the future. Modelling of the GB and EU markets by Cornwall Insight shows that increased interconnection through the 2020s and 2030s could provide a route...

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    Evaluating the T-3 Capacity Market auction

    On Friday 31 January the EMR Delivery Body (National Grid ESO) published the provisional results of the T-3 Capacity Market (CM) auction for the delivery year 2022-23. The clearing price was £6.44/kW/year, the auction procured 45,058.8MW of de-rated capacity. Lee Drummee Analyst at Cornwall Insight takes a look at the...

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    Energy Reporters | Ireland set to benefit from French interconnector: study

    Conall Bolger comments on the confirmed plans of the 700MW Celtic Interconnector in Energy Reporters. He explained that the link between Ireland and France could boost efficiency. Our research showed that had an interconnector been in place, flows would predominantly have been from France to Ireland.  This effect was more...

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    Pricing and renewables: estimating the new Celtic Interconnector use

    Earlier this month Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and French President Emmanuel Macron signed a letter confirming plans to build a new 700MW Celtic Interconnector. With the looming context of Brexit, volatile energy prices and discussions about how to enable high volumes of renewables, Cornwall Insight Ireland has examined the likely flows...

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    LNG changing the UK gas supply mix

    The last quarter (Q119) saw a significant change to the UK’s gas supply mix, as the UK’s gas interconnector imports started to become displaced by a surge in LNG imports. Interconnector imports and LNG send-out have changed from 4.6% and 17.0% of total gas supply in February to 0.1% and...