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Wind’s share in UK’s power generation hits 20.25% on Aug 7


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    August 8 (Renewables Now) - Wind turbines supplied 92,002 MWh of electricity to the UK grid on August 7, reaching a share of 20.25%.

    Power plants in the country produced 454,387 MWh for the whole day, based on data by Elexon, the Balancing and Settlement Code Company (BSCCo).

    Generation data per power source is available in the table.

    Energy source Power generation in MWh Share in %
    Biomass 31,102 6.84
    Coal 0 0.00
    Combined cycle gas turbines (CCGT) 197,911 43.56
    Open cycle gas turbines (OCGT) 395 0.09
    Nuclear 118,492 26.08
    Oil 0 0.00
    Pumped storage hydro 3,814 0.84
    Other hydro (NPSHYD) 4,016 0.88
    Wind 92,002 20.25
    Other 6,655 1.46

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