02 Feb '15, 5pm

Wind power smashes power records in January

Wind power smashes power records in January

Wind farms provided a record 14 per cent of UK electricity in January and reached all-time highs for weekly and half-hourly generation, according to National Grid figures. The 4.13 terrawatt hours produced by UK wind farms saw the sector beat the previous record of providing 13.6 per cent of UK electricity set in December 2014, industry body RenewableUK said. FURTHER READING Could floating lasers hold the key to offshore wind cost savings? Germany to overtake UK in offshore wind race this year The performance means the UK's grid connected wind farms provided enough power for 8.7 million homes The industry's weekly record was also broken between the 5th and 11th of January with 1.119 gigawatt hours generated, surpassing the 1.11TWh set over the week of 8th December 2014. Meanwhile, the half-hourly record for providing 30 per cent of Britain's electricity demand, which had s...

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