Aug 28, 2014 - Wind farms across the UK generated 66,366 MWh of electricity, corresponding to 8.7% of the country’s power, in the 24 hours ended at 0900 local time on August 28, National Grid (LON:NG) statistics show.
The local wind power generation reached its peak levels of 4,223 MW at 0100 GMT on August 28. National Grid expects peak wind power production of 4,363 at 1600 local time on August 29.
Please note that the generation statistics and projections involve only wind farms with operational metering. The total wind power capacity "visible" to the National Grid amounts to 8,403 MW, while the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) calculates that the UK's installed wind capacity was 10,531 MW at end-2013.
In total, the output of UK power plants in the 24-hour period under review amounted to 764,252 MWh. Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) facilities accounted for 36.3% of the total with 277,741 of produced electricity, while coal power plants' generation was 174,313 MWh, or 22.8% of the total. The share of hydropower, excluding pumped-storage hydro, was 0.9% with 6,867 MWh of generated electricity.
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