Agree, that amount of reliance on imports is shocking. We exported about 3% of the amount that we imported. Interconnectors give valuable flexibility but should in my view be used to export electricity on a similar scale to that imported.Potemkin Villager wrote: ↑Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:02 pm From the horse's mouth.
https://www.nationalgrideso.com/electri ... city-stats
4485 GWh imported vs 146 GWh exported in september.
A long, long way from nett zero which suggests there is a major problem.
We should be aiming for net zero carbon AND for net zero electricity imports.
Contrary to be the accepted view, I believe that the majority of our electricity imports are from the burning of fossil fuels. Although Europe has significant nuclear and renewable generating capacity, they also burn fossil fuels, and it would be reasonable to assume that almost 100% of the marginal capacity is from fossil fuel plant. So each GW exported to us is almost entirely fossil fuel produced.