The company has issued its winter outlook consultation, with this year’s draft forecast exhibiting a wider range of scenarios as a result of tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
In assessing the winter of 2013-14, the report, published on 31 July, stated that the six-month period from October to March was the fifth warmest on record and had the warmest “cold day” in 86 years. Higher than average temperatures helped lower power and gas demand across the winter months – gas demand fell to its lowest level in seven years. This low demand picture impacted supplies, with gas storage remaining high throughout the winter.
National Grid consults on winter outlook report