Responding to National Grid’s Winter Outlook reports published today, Energy UK’s Deputy Director, Charles Wood, said:
“Both the National Grid Gas and Electricity System Operator’s Winter Outlooks are clear that there should be sufficient resources to ensure security of supply over the next few months – although we do note that there will continue to be uncertainties and challenges resulting from the situation across Europe. Energy UK’s generator and supplier members have worked closely with National Grid to help put in place additional measures – like the contingency contracts and demand flexibility service – which can be brought in if margins are tight. Demand flexibility has huge potential to benefit customers and the whole energy system.
“With these measures in place, the energy system should cope with the considerable challenges it will face this winter. But prices will remain high and this again underlines the importance of rapidly expanding our own sources of clean domestic power, and ensuring that our buildings are as energy efficient as possible. “