The U.K. has sufficient electricity production margins to prevent power cuts this winter even should the country’s nine nuclear plants be excluded, grid operator National Grid Plc (NG/) said.
Britain has enough security of supply to “live without” its reactors in the period, Chris Train, National Grid’s network operations director, said today at a conference in London.
The surplus of generating capacity to electricity demand is about 14 percent for the six-month period from October, and will decline to 4 percent by the winter of 2015 to 2016, according to a report published today by U.K. regulator Ofgem.
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