Current± Chats: EnAppSys’ Phil Hewitt on negative pricing and surging wind

Over the weekend, the UK hit a new milestone, with a record-breaking period of negative energy prices caused by a surge in wind power.

Current± spoke to Phil Hewitt, EnAppSys founder and executive director, about the event, how the grid reacted and negative pricing as the future of the energy sector.

How significant was the record in wind generation at the weekend?

The wind generation record is important. It's a signpost on the journey to more decarbonisation, what was the really interesting thing was how the prices reacted.

We've not seen that prolonged period of negative prices; it was more than 12 hours of negative pricing in the wholesale market. People were basically giving energy away for free because there was so much wind on the system.

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