Heatwave adds to pressure on UK power networks

UK wholesale electricity prices for the day ahead shot up as a heatwave in some parts of the country helped push up the demand for power.
The price has jumped from around £40 per megawatt hour to almost £200, the most expensive in a decade.
Demand from cranked-up air-conditioning comes on top of a lull in wind power and gas and nuclear power stations going offline.

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Heatwave adds to pressure on UK power networks
source: BBC

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