UK electricity system operator National Grid ESO is in discussions with French state-owned utility EdF about reducing output at the 1.2GW Sizewell nuclear station.
It is exploring the possibility of one-off, fixed-term contracts with generators to reduce output, replacing daily payments to reduce output through the balancing market. The approach would give it additional options and be more cost-efficient for consumers, it said.
The ESO is exploring such extra options to help it deal with reduced demand caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Last month, demand averaged 26.8GW, down from 32.1GW in April 2019.
It has already secured permission from regulator Ofgem to disconnect embedded generation under emergency conditions and as a last resort.
By Killian Staines
In a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian inaugurated 2,230 electricity supply projects with a total investment of 31.6 trillion rials (over $752 million) in various provinces across the country.
Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said on Monday that his ministry is going to award low-consuming electricity subscribers with 100 percent discount on their bills, IRNA reported.
Production of copper cathode stood at over 91,000 tons in Iran during the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-July 21), IRNA reported.
Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said on Sunday that the summer peak electricity consumption period has been passed without any pre-planned blackouts.
Daily electricity consumption in Iran retreated from the peak high of 58 gigawatts in the week ended on August 7 to settle around 57 GW, data released by Iran Grid Management Company (IGMC) showed.
Thermal power plants are generating nearly 92 percent of Iran’s needed electricity, said Mohsen Tarztalab, head of Thermal Power Plants Holding Company (TPPH).