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Wind farms generate 28.58% of UK’s electricity on Dec 5

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    December 6 (Renewables Now) - Wind turbines supplied 203,226 MWh of electricity to the UK grid on December 5, reaching a share of 28.58%.

    Power plants in the country produced 711,197 MWh for the whole day, based on data by Elexon, the Balancing and Settlement Code Company (BSCCo).

    See below where the country's power came from on that date.

    Energy source Power output in MWh Share in %
    Biomass 55,051 7.74
    Coal 16,700 2.35
    Combined cycle gas turbines (CCGT) 292,396 41.11
    Open cycle gas turbines (OCGT) 133 0.02
    Nuclear 121,701 17.11
    Oil 0 0.00
    Pumped storage hydro 4,851 0.68
    Other hydro (NPSHYD) 13,783 1.94
    Wind 203,226 28.58
    Other 3,356 0.47

    On December 4, the share of wind power in total power generation in the UK reached 36.68% as wind turbines produced 246,342 MWh.


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