In reaction to National Grid Electricity System Operator’s early Winter Outlook report, Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the NIA, said: (link).
“The report puts into sharp relief the extent to which the integrity of our power supplies are reliant on external factors. Even then, to many observers National Grid’s assumption that interconnectors will be immune from political pressures will feel naïve and complacent. Paying Belgium nearly £10,000/MWh for power last week to stop blackouts is unsustainable, particularly as demand will increase in the colder months.
“The lesson of current events is that the only way to strengthen energy security for the long term is to get on with building more of our own nuclear stations along with wind and solar.”
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