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.
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”.