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Wind's share of UK power at 38% on Saturday, 39.6% on Sunday

Royd Moor Wind Farm, England. Author: Richard Allaway. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic

January 14 (Renewables Now) - Wind farms in the UK reached a share of 38.30% in the mix on January 12 and then 39.6% on January 13, with a combined output of over 516 GWh for the whole weekend.

Wind was the main source of electricity in the country for the two days.

Biomass power plants produced 26.9 GWh on Saturday and 29.1 GWh on Sunday, or 4% and 4.5% of total generation, respectively.

Details are available in the table below, which is based on data by Elexon, the Balancing and Settlement Code Company (BSCCo).

Power generation by source (MWh) Jan 12 output Jan 12 share (%) Jan 13 output Jan 13 share (%)
Biomass 26,920 3.94 29,137 4.53
Coal 11,626 1.70 14,668 2.28
Combined cycle gas turbines (CCGT) 221,972 32.52 186,027 28.90
Nuclear 145,328 21.29 142,798 22.18
Pumped storage hydro 5,488 0.80 4,494 0.70
Other hydro (NPSHYD) 8,113 1.19 10,082 1.57
Wind 261,460 38.30 254,865 39.59
Other 1,684 0.25 1,664 0.26
TOTAL 682,591 -- 643,735 --
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