There’s no mention of electricity transfers from Scotland to rUK in this Guardian report on a ‘landmark’ achievement by Britain, yesterday, but the scale of those is massive and increasing as Scotland generates more and more electricity from renewables. We heard:
‘Greg Clark, the business secretary, hailed the achievement. He said the UK is “on a path to become the first major economy to legislate for net-zero emissions” in the wake of the report.
In 2018, total UK electricity demand was broadly stable … at 301 TWh. Scotland’s share is around 37TWh leaving the rUK figure at 263TWh.
However, a significant part of that demand was met from the transfer of electricity from Scotland to the rest of the UK. See this:
In 2018, 24.7 TWh were transferred from Scotland to England (& Wales) and 1.3 TWh were transferred to N Ireland. This means that 10% of rUK electricity consumption is met by transfers from Scotland. The scale of these transfers is increasing fast, near doubling in one year, so we can assume an even greater contribution in 2019 and beyond.