UK Wind Turbines Break Record by Generating 10GW

National Grid reported that UK onshore and offshore turbines have set a new record by generating 10,104MW of electricity for the first time between 2 and 2.30pm yesterday.

Walney OWF; Image source: DONG Energy

The wind farms were thus providing 23% of Britain’s total electricity demand at that time.

RenewableUK’s Executive Director Emma Pinchbeck said: “It’s terrific to see wind power smashing another record. It shows that wind is playing an increasingly central role as a reliable part of our new modern energy system.

“As we install more wind power, more records will tumble. This is a Christmas clean energy bonus – not just for the renewable energy sector, but for all of us”.

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