National Grid pays high price for gas-generated power during UK cold snap

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Electricity system operator struggled to keep lights on during one of the coldest weeks

National Grid paid some of the highest prices this winter for gas-generated power on Tuesday night as it scrambled to keep the lights on during one of the coldest weeks of the year.

Data from the electricity system’s administrator, Elexon, showed the Coryton power station in Essex had bids accepted to produce power at £1,950 per megawatt hour (MWh) on Tuesday evening.

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