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    Wind farms produce 49.10% of UK power on March 16

    March 17, 2023 - SeeNews Renewables


      March 17 (Renewables Now) - Wind parks supplied 303,679 MWh of electricity to UK’s grid on March 16, reaching a share of 49.10%.

      Overall, UK power plants produced 618,483 MWh on that day, based on data by Elexon, the Balancing and Settlement Code Company (BSCCo).

      Biomass-fired power plants fed 36,866 MWh into the grid, accounting for 5.96% of the total.

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

      Power source Power output in MWh Share in %
      Biomass 36,866 5.96
      Coal 7,585 1.23
      Combined cycle gas turbines (CCGT) 154,009 24.90
      Open cycle gas turbines (OCGT) 97 0.02
      Nuclear 97,699 15.80
      Oil 0 0.00
      Pumped storage hydro 4,884 0.79
      Other hydro (NPSHYD) 7,926 1.28
      Wind 303,679 49.10
      Other 5,738 0.93


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