Wind power sets new record in the UK

Source: By Renews.biz • Posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2021

National Grid ESO says turbines delivered 62.5% of demand between 2am and 3am on 21 May

Wind power sets new record in the UK

24 May 2021 10:29 Onshore Wind [Image: Alex Eckermann/Unsplash]

UK wind energy set a new record on 21 May meeting almost two-thirds of electricity demand, according to preliminary data from National Grid ESO.

Between 2am and 3am on 21 May wind power met 62.5% of demand (16.3GW), National Grid ESO said.

The previous record was set in August 2020, it added.

National Grid ESO said at 1.30am on 26 August last year wind energy had made up 59.9% (14.2GW) of the country’s electricity.