UK sets first new wind record of the year

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More than half the power of the UK came from wind energy on Tuesday evening.

Official Press Release RenewableUK:

Wind generates 21 gigawatts of electricity – first new record of 2023

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Wind generates 21 gigawatts of electricity – first new record of 2023

RenewableUK is highlighting another wind energy generation record, set yesterday evening (Tuesday 10th January) and confirmed today by National Grid ESO.

Wind generated 21.6 gigawatts (GW) of electricity in the half-hour period between 6-6.30pm, providing 50.4% of Britain's power. This beats the previous record of 20.9GW set on 30th December, which was the third wind energy record set last year. RenewableUK has been tracking the massive amount of electricity being produced by low carbon sources (renewables and nuclear) throughout the winter and tweeting updates every fortnight. Our latest #WinterPowerUpdate shows low carbon power sources produced 82.5% of Britain’s electricity from the 27th of December to 9th of January. This cut gas demand by 1.31 billion... ... More: Official Press Release RenewableUK

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