Beast From The East factsheet (2019)

On 1 March 2018, during the Beast from the East, temperatures plummeted nationwide compared with the preceding week. The gas pipes that stretch right across the country – from John O’Groats to Land’s End – rose to the challenge, keeping homes warm, lights on and Britian’s businesses running.

To supply heat and power for homes and small businesses alone, national demand for gas increased by 55% (1220 GWh). Despite this exceptional level of demand, the reliability of the gas network remained at 99.9%.