Financial Times | UK electricity demand falls by one-fifth in lockdown

Cornwall Insight’s research featured in a Financial Times article discussing electricity demand during the COVID-19 lockdown. Daily usage of electricity fell by 17 per cent in the UK, triggering a drop in carbon emissions of 17.5 per cent per kWh compared to the same period last year.

Discussing the topic Tom Andrews said that renewable energy sources have stepped in to take a greater share of national grid output, leading to a fall in emissions

The generation balance is likely to return to normal as countries come off lockdown. However, this has demonstrated that managing a grid with high renewable penetration is feasible.

Tom Andrews, Senior Analyst

Financial Times