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Wind accounts for 26.54% of UK’s power output on Sep 4

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    September 5 (Renewables Now) - Wind turbines generated 26.54%, or 158,867 MWh, of all electricity in the UK on September 4.

    Power plants in the country produced 598,498 MWh for the whole day, based on data by Elexon, the Balancing and Settlement Code Company (BSCCo).

    Details are available in the table below.

    Energy source Power output in MWh Share in %
    Biomass 27,300 4.56
    Coal 13,498 2.26
    Combined cycle gas turbines (CCGT) 250,260 41.81
    Open cycle gas turbines (OCGT) 1,571 0.26
    Nuclear 130,483 21.80
    Oil 0 0.00
    Pumped storage hydro 3,784 0.63
    Other hydro (NPSHYD) 3,331 0.56
    Wind 158,867 26.54
    Other 9,404 1.57

    On September 2, UK wind parks produced 117,800 MWh of electricity, thus accounting for 16.59% of the total power output in the country for the day. A day later, they generated 182,505 MWh for a 29.37% share.


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