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Britain’s power grid provides electricity lifeline to Europe.


L.A.T.1961
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UK showing its ability to be flexible again and helping our friends and colleagues in the EU, despite France wanting to cut off power to the UK not long ago. ;)

 "Britain’s power system has been riding to the rescue of mainland Europe in recent months, becoming a net exporter of electricity for the first time since 2017.

British gas-fired power stations have meanwhile taken advantage of increased cargoes of liquefied natural gas arriving at the country’s ports this year to generate more electricity for export.

The difficulties in France have pushed power prices in the country to record highs, “which has led to the regular occurrence of [Great Britain] to France exports”, said Joe Camish, lead analyst at the consultancy Cornwall Insight.

EnAppSys believes Britain will continue to be a net exporter of electricity to mainland Europe even in the depths of winter, despite Britain normally relying on imports from countries such as France and, more recently, Norway to balance its own electricity grid during the darkest months. The UK government recently ordered National Grid to keep open two large coal-fired power stations that had been due to close in September."

https://www.ft.com/content/517f2786-2acf-4d28-9dc7-fc5db835479e

 

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18 hours ago, L.A.T.1961 said:

 

UK showing its ability to be flexible again and helping our friends and colleagues in the EU, despite France wanting to cut off power to the UK not long ago. ;)

 "Britain’s power system has been riding to the rescue of mainland Europe in recent months, becoming a net exporter of electricity for the first time since 2017.

British gas-fired power stations have meanwhile taken advantage of increased cargoes of liquefied natural gas arriving at the country’s ports this year to generate more electricity for export.

The difficulties in France have pushed power prices in the country to record highs, “which has led to the regular occurrence of [Great Britain] to France exports”, said Joe Camish, lead analyst at the consultancy Cornwall Insight.

EnAppSys believes Britain will continue to be a net exporter of electricity to mainland Europe even in the depths of winter, despite Britain normally relying on imports from countries such as France and, more recently, Norway to balance its own electricity grid during the darkest months. The UK government recently ordered National Grid to keep open two large coal-fired power stations that had been due to close in September."

https://www.ft.com/content/517f2786-2acf-4d28-9dc7-fc5db835479e

 

Why doesn't the UK be even more flexible and offer electricity to the UK at a lower rate if they have enough to give away?

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