Report: Renewables on the Rise in Second Quarter of Electricity Market in the UK

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Coal plants only provided a low 1% of the generation in the quarter

Official Press Release EnAppSys:

GB Electricity Market Summary: Second Quarter 2018 April to June

The second quarter of 2018 – running from April to June – broadly saw a continuation of on-going market trends. These included very low levels of coal generation; increases in levels of renewable generation (in particular from wind), and increases in the general cost of electricity generation.

Levels of coal-fired generation remained low in the quarter and for the first time since the early days of the power market a full quarter saw levels of coal-fired generation drop below 1TWh. This meant that coal plants (0.9TWh) only provided a low 1% of the generation in the quarter, with carbon prices remaining high enough for gas-fired plants (28.0TWh) to provide 41% of power, with nuclear plants providing an additional 23% (15.5TWh). Around 7% of electricity generation was... ... More: Official Press Release EnAppSys

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