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UK wind farms beat gas, nuclear power generation on Sept 11

Source: Vattenfall UK (corporate.vattenfall.co.uk)

September 12 (Renewables Now) - Wind turbines generated 184,926 MWh of electricity in the UK on Tuesday, thus accounting for 28.6% of power generation in the country that day.

No other source produced as much power on September 11, according to data by Elexon, the Balancing and Settlement Code Company (BSCCo). Combined cycle gas turbines (CCGT) generated 174,764 MWh and nuclear power plants (NPPs) churned out 165,355 MWh.

Biomass power in the UK sliced a 9.03% share of the power mix for the day with 58,350 MWh produced.

In all, UK power plants generated 645,886 MWh that day, with details available in the table.

Energy source Power generation in MWh Share in %
Biomass 58,350 9.03
Coal 49,109 7.60
Combined cycle gas turbines (CCGT) 174,764 27.06
Open cycle gas turbines (OCGT) 0 0.00
Nuclear 165,355 25.60
Oil 0 0.00
Pumped storage hydro 4,708 0.73
Other hydro (NPSHYD) 5,720 0.89
Wind 184,926 28.63
Other 2,954 0.46
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