UK wind turbines spin new record

National Grid ESO said on Friday morning, wind power generation met 62.5% of Britain’s electricity demand

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Although winds and rains are messing up Brits’ plans to enjoy their freedom after the lifting of the lockdown restrictions, they have made the grid greener!

National Grid ESO said on Friday morning wind power generation provided almost two-thirds of Britain’s electricity.

It said: “Our provisional data indicates a new wind share record! At 2am-3am on Friday morning wind was meeting 62.5% (16.3GW) of Britain’s electricity demand.”

That surpassed the previous record of 59.9% (14.2GW) from 26th August last year.

In its annual report, the electricity system operator said the country’s grid had its greenest year on record in 2020. 

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