How the Grid Works

This page provides details on system operation, and information on our research initiatives to improve the grid. We're proud of the innovation, technology and new thinking that make our grid a better and more efficient network. 

System Information

You can see the main details about Northern Ireland’s power system here in one location. From system demand to fuel mix, this gives you real time updates about the grid. Here’s a selection of charts that show live data for the main measures of grid performance.

See System Information Charts

Smart Grid & Innovation

Operating the grid is a complex task. The needs of customers, industry and the general public are changing constantly and so we need to plan ahead to meet those needs. Through our Smart Grid Programme, we research and develop innovative smart grid solutions and technologies which help us to plan ahead.