2023 marked a return towards normality for Britain’s power system.
2023 was the cleanest year ever for electricity production in Britain.
The Planning Inspectorate has recently given consent to Drax Power (publisher of this report) to install carbon capture equipment at two of its biomass-burning generators in Yorkshire.
Britain experienced a record-breaking 428 periods of negative power prices during 2023, averaging more than half an hour a day.
On December the 29th the Viking Link went online, enabling Britain to begin trading electricity with Denmark.
Wind power had a record-breaking quarter, producing more than 25 TWh of electricity over the last three months of 2023.
Britain’s power system saw a range of new extremes, breaking annual records on several fronts.