21st November 2014 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Market Analysis

Power Generation Summary

Demand levels for power in the UK were at similar levels to last week with an average of 42.9GW. Weak wind production over the last 5 days resulted in gas-fired generation making up the shortfall, increasing its share of the fuel mix by over 2.5GW. The weaker renewable energy picture also led to a rise in nuclear and coal-fired production, which averaged 5GW and 15GW, respectively. Low wind levels have resulted in a higher day-ahead price this week with an average opening price of £48.95/MWh; £3.10/MWh higher than the previous week.

power generation levels 

The figures in the above graphs were recorded at 12pm each day and are not representative of peak levels.

For a further insight into the current power market, feel free to read our daily energy market analysis here, or alternatively view the current UK energy prices here.