January 23 (Renewables Now) - Wind parks in the UK produced 118,959 MWh on January 22, corresponding to 17.65% of all power on that day.
Overall, power plants in the country generated 674,050 MWh for the whole day, based on data by Elexon, the Balancing and Settlement Code Company (BSCCo).
With a daily output of 48,600 MWh, biomass-fired power plants had a share of 7.21%.
The table below provides details on power generation by different energy sources and their share in the country’s mix.
|Energy source ||Power generation in MWh ||Share in % |
|Biomass ||48,600 ||7.21 |
|Coal ||19,476 ||2.89 |
|Combined cycle gas turbines (CCGT) ||337,926 ||50.13 |
|Open cycle gas turbines (OCGT) ||587 ||0.09 |
|Nuclear ||121,455 ||18.02 |
|Oil ||0 ||0.00 |
|Pumped storage hydro ||6,076 ||0.90 |
|Other hydro (NPSHYD) ||13,445 ||1.99 |
|Wind ||118,959 ||17.65 |
|Other ||7,526 ||1.12 |
On January 21, the share of wind power in total power generation in the UK reached 23.50% as wind turbines produced 153,245 MWh.