UK sets wind power record

A record-breaking amount of electricity was generated by wind power in the UK this morning, according to figures from network operator National Grid.

Wind turbines fed an all-time high of 4.131 GW into the National Grid at 09.56am this morning – an output that wind and marine energy trade group RenewableUK claims equates to the output of more than four conventional power stations.

Just before 10.00 this morning, wind power was supplying a total of 10.8 per cent of the total amount of electricity going into the grid.

The previous record was 3.8 GW, set in May.  

Maria McCaffery, chief executive of RenewableUK said the record showed that “wind energy is providing a reliable, secure supply of clean electricity to an ever-greater number of British homes and businesses.  


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