UK generates “record” amount of wind power

For the first time more than six gigawatts (GW) of power has been generated by wind in the UK. Last Friday (29 November) between 2.30pm and 3pm, wind turbines produced […]

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By Vicky Ellis

For the first time more than six gigawatts (GW) of power has been generated by wind in the UK.

Last Friday (29 November) between 2.30pm and 3pm, wind turbines produced an average of 6,004 megawatts (MW), making up 13.5% of the UK’s total electricity demand at that time, according to National Grid statistics.

That’s enough to power more than 3,410,000 British homes, said trade body RenewableUK.

Jennifer Webber RenewableUK’s Director of External Affairs said: “Wind energy is consistently setting new records and providing an ever-increasing amount of clean electricity for British homes and businesses.”

The previous record of 5,739MW was set on 15 September earlier this year.