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Britain sets new daily record for wind generation, topping 44% of country’s electricity consumption

first_imgBritain sets new daily record for wind generation, topping 44% of country’s electricity consumption FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Recharge:Stormy conditions drove wind to a new record-high share of Britain’s electricity supply that at one point hit 56% this weekend, said power market analysts.The record level, in the early hours of Saturday 8 February, beat a previous high of 52.4% set in September 2019, said analysis from Drax Electric Insights.Saturday also set a new record for highest share of power produced in a single day with 44.26%, said Drax, outstripping both nuclear and gas combined.The wind power records came amid the arrival of storm Ciara, which caused havoc to travel and infrastructure across the UK this weekend – and left thousands of consumers without any power at all.The UK has 13.57GW of onshore wind installed, and a world-leading 8.4GW offshore fleet.The two are currently on very different trajectories, with onshore installations plunging as a result of adverse government policies, while offshore is booming after being included as a key part of the national industrial strategy.[Andrew Lee]More: Storm blows wind to record share of Britain’s electricitylast_img read more