The Guardian | Coal plants used

Tom Edward Senior Modelling Consultant spoke to The Guardian about the coal-fired plants being fired up in the UK.

The supply squeeze had caused market prices for electricity generated in the early evening, when electricity demand typically spikes, to climb to over £313 per megawatt hours (MWh).

Renewable electricity is in relatively short supply in western Europe too, meaning the UK would need to keep running its coal plants while exporting power to France and to the Netherlands via cable interconnectors.

Tom Edwards, Senior Modelling Consultant

The Guardian