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Here’s how energy demand has changed during the UK's lockdown

Research has shown that whilst the supply of electricity remains mostly unchanged, during COVID-19, the demand for electricity reflecting what is often seen over a weekend, where it is lower than its weekday counterparts. Image: Unsplash/Matthew Henry

Grant Wilson

Lecturer - Energy Data Analytics Group, Chemical Engineering., University of Birmingham.

Noah Godfrey

Energy Data Analyst., University of Birmingham.

Shivangi Sharma

ERDF Knowledge Exchange Fellow., University of Birmingham.

Tom Bassett

Senior Engineer., University of Birmingham.

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Normal monthly liquid fuels demand to Nov 2019
Standard liquid fuels demand to Nov 2019 Image: Dr Grant Wilson via Elexon, National Grid and BEIS
The first lockdown week (blue) was close to a typical weekend.
Comparison of electricity demand from the first week of lockdown and a typical weekend. Image: N. Godfrey/ EDAG; Data: Elexon & National Grid
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