Britain covered its electricity needs across April, May and June with as little as 0.19% coal generation in the mix.
It has been reported that during this period there was also the longest run without coal for the UK since 1882.
GB Grid: Last Quarter's #Coal generation.
Coal generation: 106.35GWh (0.19%)
GB total: 56.74TWh
Time with no Coal Generation: 2005 hours, 55 minutes
(with Generation: 178 hours, 5 minutes) #CoalQtrCharts #GridQtrCharts pic.twitter.com/B7iWMiX9cE
— Coal – GB Grid (@UK_Coal) July 1, 2020
The coal-free period lasted 67 days 22 hours and 55 minutes and demand during this time was met by 32% gas, 21% nuclear, 16% wind, 11% imports, 9% biomass, 9% solar, 1% hydro and storage.
A few days ago, National Grid’s annual report confirmed Britain experienced its ‘greenest winter‘ ever, during which it had the lowest ever carbon intensity for electricity generation.