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    COVID-19 impacts: reduction in inertia levels

    Analysis by Cornwall Insight reveals that inertia* levels have been falling over time as the proportion of synchronous generation has declined. The below graph highlights the drop in inertia and shows 2020 levels are significantly lower. While we are not even halfway through the year the shape of the curve...

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    Scottish wind farms called upon in the Balancing Mechanism

    Management of wind resources is a critical tool for National Grid in dealing with system constraints, supply and demand imbalance and increasingly inertia*. Data from Cornwall Insight’s Balancing Mechanism (BM) Service highlights that wind was the first-most utilised renewable technology asked to turn down in the BM. Further analysis also...