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Britain was forced to get its electricity from Belgium during heatwave to stop blackout in London and paid 5,000% the typical price!!

 
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Britain was forced to get its electricity from Belgium during heatwave to stop blackout in London and paid 5,000% the typical price!!
Britain paid the highest price on record for electricity in London last week as the capital narrowly avoided a power blackout.

The National Grid’s Electricity System Operator (ESO) was forced to pay £9,724.54 per megawatt hour to Belgium, more than 5,000% the typical price on Wednesday.

Otherwise controllers would have had to disconnect homes, forcing a blackout in south-east London, Bloomberg reported.

The average price paid for a megawatt hour of electricity so far this year is £178.

A sequence of issues around the hottest UK days on record led to extreme constraints in the power system and hiked up demand.

Increased demand for energy across Europe combined with a bottleneck in the grid forced the ESO to buy electricity from Belgium at the highest price Britain has ever paid to keep power flowing.

While the amount bought at the record amount was minimal - reportedly enough to supply eight houses for a year - it has exposed the UK’s reliance on importing electricity from interconnectors overseas, particularly France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

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Re: Britain was forced to get its electricity from Belgium during heatwave to stop blackout in London and paid 5,000% the typical price!!
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Re: Britain was forced to get its electricity from Belgium during heatwave to stop blackout in London and paid 5,000% the typical price!!
Just wait till Belgium need something from Britain, the price is going to be HIGH!
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Re: Britain was forced to get its electricity from Belgium during heatwave to stop blackout in London and paid 5,000% the typical price!!
People were NOT using more energy during the 2 DAY hot weather(not heatwave a heatwave is defined by being a min of 5 days long).

Everyone i knew had all their electronics, gaming PCs, tvs etc turned OFF in order to help cool their houses down. A fan does not consume anywhere near as much electricity.

The UK was not desperate for electricity during that period. it's a lie! and btw hardly any house in the UK has aircon.





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