UK: Wind Sets New 60% of Power Record

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On Wednesday 26th August wind power was generating 60% of Britain’s electricity.

Official Press Release RenewableUK:

Wind sets new 60% of power record

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Wind sets new 60% of power record

RenewableUK is highlighting a new record set on Wednesday 26th August when wind power was generating 60% of Britain’s electricity. The record was set at in the early hours of the day as the UK was experiencing high winds from storm Francis.

National Grid ESO have confirmed that at 01.30 on Wednesday 26th wind met 59.9% (14.2GW) of total power demand (23.7GW). The rest of the power mix at that time was made up of gas (18.8%), nuclear (15%), biomass (3,1%), imports (2.5%) and hydro/others (0.7%).  This new record surpasses the previous highest share for wind of 59.1% set just last Saturday (22nd). The UK currently has wind energy capacity of 24GW – 10.4GW offshore and 13.6GW onshore – and last year provided 20% of UK power. This is... ... More: Official Press Release RenewableUK

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