LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Britain's National Grid
said electricity supply margins were likely to be tight in the
country over the next few days but said it would have adequate
National Grid is responsible for ensuring supply and demand
are balanced in Britain's energy systems.
"Unusually low wind output coinciding with a number of
generator outages means the cushion of spare capacity we operate
the system with has been reduced," National Grid Electricity
System Operator (ESO) said on Twitter.
The grid has a number of tools to help balance supply and
demand and paid power producers such as nuclear generator EDF to
reduce output over the summer when demand was weak.
"Margins are adequate for (Thursday) and we're monitoring
how the situation develops," National Grid ESO said.
Gas power plants were supplying around 55% of the country's
electricity on Thursday morning, with nuclear at 16% and wind at
15%, National Grid data showed.
National Grid ESO did not immediately respond for comment on
(Reporting by Susanna Twidale; Editing by Edmund Blair)