• Low carbon generation

    The elephant in the room: Peat and the future gen mix

    On 10 May it was announced that Ireland had gone 25 days without coal-fired generation on the system, with EirGrid publicising that the no-coal period occurred throughout 11 April to 7 May. This run had in fact extended to 30 days according to data supplied by ENTSO-E. In this edition of...

  • Low carbon generation

    Easter weekend – a glimpse into the future for wholesale power?

    In what has previously been a rare occurrence on the GB transmission system, the minimum daytime demand dropped below night time minimum demand twice in succession over the Easter weekend, as high levels of embedded solar generation reduced the need for grid connected energy production. In this blog we look...