National Grid extends EDF contract to turn down Sizewell B

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National Grid has extended the contract it struck with EDF to reduce output from the Sizewell B nuclear station in a bid to keep the system stable over summer.

The electricity system operator is having to work harder to balance the power system due to exceptionally low demand as a result of coronavirus.

It agreed the contract with EDF last month and has now extended the deal until August.

National Grid said the contract will be worth between £34m and £46m to EDF, depending on market power prices.

The ESO has also created a new turndown service, which pays embedded generators to curtail output, and clarified powers to instruct distribution networks to disconnect generators as a last resort.

See Sizewell details here.

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