Wind turbine in UK. Author: Mark Thompson. License: Creative Commons. Attribution 2.0 Generic
Wind farms in the UK produced 103,276 MWh of electricity in the 24 hours to 1230 on Wednesday, local time, thus reaching an 11.2% share in the country’s total power generation.
According to National Grid (LON:NG), wind power generation today will peak at 5,250 MW.
These statistics and projections involve 8,972 MW of wind farms that have operational metering, which makes them visible to NG. The actual wind farm output is greater because the UK has about 13 GW to 14 GW of operational wind farms.
On October RenewableUK said that a total of GBP 1.25 billion (USD 1.89bn/EUR 1.78bn) was invested directly into the UK between July 2014 and June 2015 as the wind sector added 648 MW of onshore and 1,394 MW of offshore capacity.
UK’s total power output for the past 24 hours stood at 921,539 MWh. Some 24.7% of that came from coal-fired power plants, 20.9% from nuclear energy plants and 31.2% from combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power stations.