UK hits new wind record and 44% share on Sunday

The Bishopthorpe wind farm in Lincolnshire. Source: BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH

December 9 (Renewables Now) - Wind farms in the UK produced 43.7% of the country’s power on Sunday and a new wind generation record of 16.16 GW was set in the evening, according to National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO).

The previous wind record was of 15.32 GW on February 8.

The contribution of solar parks to the mix yesterday was 1.3%, while that of biomass stood at 7.9%. Nuclear, gas and coal power plants accounted for 20.5%, 12.8% and 3.1%, respectively, of UK power generation for the day.

In mid-2019, the UK had 45.9 GW of renewable power generation capacity, according to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

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