Wind again ranks as top source of UK power on Sep 18

Author: Andrew.

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 %
Biomass 45,823 7.27
Coal 22,195 3.52
Combined cycle gas turbines (CCGT) 163,838 25.99
Open cycle gas turbines (OCGT) 0 0.00
Nuclear 173,814 27.57
Oil 0 0.00
Pumped storage hydro 9,326 1.48
Other hydro (NPSHYD) 12,150 1.93
Wind 201,353 31.94
Other 1,954 0.31
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