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Wind generates over 27% of UK electricity on Oct 22

Wind turbines in Aberdeenshire. Photo by: FRE plc (freplc.co.uk).

October 23 (Renewables Now) - With 182,367 MWh produced, wind accounted for 27.2% of the electricity produced in the UK on October 22, second only to combined cycle gas generation, whose share was 40.2%.

The overall electricity generation for the day stood at 669,749 MWh, data by Elexon, the Balancing and Settlement Code Company (BSCCo) show. Biomass power was 8.97% of that.

See below where UK power came from on Monday.

Power source Power generation in MWh Share in %
Biomass 60,095 8.97
Coal 8,248 1.23
Combined cycle gas turbines (CCGT) 269,140 40.19
Open cycle gas turbines (OCGT) 0 0.00
Nuclear 130,258 19.45
Oil 0 0.00
Pumped storage hydro 4,797 0.72
Other hydro (NPSHYD) 13,148 1.96
Wind 182,367 27.23
Other 1,696 0.25
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