Wind farms bring 13% of UK power on Feb 18

Sheringham Shoal wind farm. Author: NHD-INFO. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic

Feb 19, 2015 (SeeNews) - Wind farms in the UK generated 117,805 MWh of power in the 24 hours ended 0700 local time on Thursday, which represented 13% of the country’s total power output for the period.

According to National Grid (LON:NG) statistics, 34.7% of Britain’s power for the 24 hours under review came from coal-fired stations, 21.1% from nuclear power plants and 20.9% from combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power stations.

National Grid expects wind power generation to peak at 3,927 MW at 2300 local time on February 20.

Please not that the generation statistics and projections by the company involve only 8,403 MW of wind farms that have operational metering. Yet, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the UK has 12,440 MW of operational wind farms at end 2014, including 4,494 MW of offshore wind.

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