Travel restrictions and work from home guidelines related to the coronavirus crisis are likely to cut the UK’s electricity needs dramatically this summer, potentially by as much as a fifth.

Travel restrictions and work from home guidelines related to the coronavirus crisis are likely to cut the UK’s electricity needs dramatically this summer, potentially by as much as a fifth.

By Adam Vaughan
The coronavirus restrictions are a new challenge for the UK’s National Grid
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The coronavirus-led shutdown of large parts of the economy is likely to cut the UKs electricity needs dramatically this summer, potentially by as much as a fifth.
While electricity demand always dips in summer months, the UK’s National Grid said today the response to covid-19 could see electricity demand drop by between 4 and 20 per cent in the daytime.
That will make it harder than usual to match electricity supply with demand, and ways of balancing the two such as calling on energy …

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