29 Nov '13, 5pm

Hurrah! UK today hit new record for wind power of 6GW - enough to power 3.5m homes #itshappening

The UK's wind energy industry has set a new record today, delivering more than 6GW of power to the grid for the first time. National Grid confirmed the half-hour average output from the UK's wind farms reached 6,004MW between 2:30 and 3pm, providing 13.5 per cent of the UK's total electricity demand – equivalent to the demand from more than 3.4 million homes. FURTHER READING Green energy providers announce price freezes Reports: Government calls on energy companies to freeze prices The total figure for wind power output is likely to be higher still, as the UK is home to a fleet of off-grid small-scale turbines that are not required to provide real time output data to National Grid. The previous record was set on 15 September this year at 5,739MW, but it was broken on several occasions today as strong winds swept across the country. The figures are expressed in MW, rather t...

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