Recession expected to reduce electrical demand
It has been reported over the last few days that the demand for electricity in the UK will fall be around 600-1000 mega-watt hours, mainly due to businesses reducing output and domestic users seeking to reduce their financial outgoings. National grid sort of welcomed the figures and indicated that the domestic energy consumption which generally peeks during the Christmas break, was much reduced on previous years. They have suggested that this will immediately take the strain off some of the struggling and aging power stations.
See the full story in the Guardian newspaper