September 19 (Renewables Now) - The share of wind power in total power generation in UK reached 31.94% on September 18 and thus wind farms again ranked as the number-one source of electricity in the country.
Wind turbines generated 201.35 GWh that day, beating nuclear power, which stood at 173.8 GWh, and combined cycle gas turbines (CCGT), which produced 163.8 GWh.
The share of biomass power was more modest at 7.27% with 45.8 GWh produced.
In all, UK power plants produced 630.5 GWh that day, based on data by Elexon, the Balancing and Settlement Code Company (BSCCo). The table below provides details on generation by different energy sources and their share in country’s mix.
|Energy source||Power output in MWh||Share in %|
|Combined cycle gas turbines (CCGT)||163,838||25.99|
|Open cycle gas turbines (OCGT)||0||0.00|
|Pumped storage hydro||9,326||1.48|
|Other hydro (NPSHYD)||12,150||1.93|