National grid’s energy supply to be ensured
The Energy and Climate Change Committee has pledged itself to ensuring that National Grid has enough energy supply to cope with high demands this winter, BES Utilities has found.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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National Grid’s Energy Supply to be Ensured
The Energy and Climate Change Committee has pledged itself to ensuring that National Grid has
enough energy supply to cope with high demands this winter, BES Utilities has found.
Industryfigureshave shown thatthe gap between energy supplyanddemandwillbe the tightestit’s
been in a decade, at a predicted 5.1%, this winter. The Energy and Climate Change Committee have
decided to launch an investigation to ensure that supply outweighs demand.
Theywill alsolookintomakingsure that powergenerationisavailablethroughoutthe winterperiod,
and National Grid’s ability to respond should energy supply fall below a sufficient level.
In a further effort to curb usage, the energy supplier has brought out a 500MW capacity online
following“multiple plantbreakdowns”,andthey’ve insistedthere are norisksof an energyblackout.
It remainsunlikelyforbusinesses’energysuppliestobe affected,thoughthereare some simpleways
to cut energy usage at your company.
Securing energy supply
AngusMacNeil MP, Chair of the Committee,said:“The securityof our electricitysupplyissomething
we all take forgranted buta lotof effortgoesonbehindthe scenestokeepthe lightsonand the gas
flowing. The closure of polluting coal-fired generation has left capacity margins at worryingly low
levels this winter.
“Making a swift transition to a low carbon economy is crucial but meeting the everyday energy
demands of households and businesses must always take priority. National Grid has statutory
responsibility to keep the lights on: the Committee intends to examine their capability to do so.”
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