Renewable electricity once provided 69.5% of UK electricity

Renewable electricity once provided 69.5% of UK electricity

Biomass, wind and solar set new generation records 

Renewables generation in the UK was up 32% year-on-year as wind, solar and biomass have set new records for energy generation in the second quarter of 2020, according to the latest Drax report.

Incredibly, at one point in the second quarter of 2020, renewable electricity sources provided 69.5% of the UK’s electricity. Wind and solar power provided much of the electricity required by the grid, helping carbon intensity fall to 153 g/kWh averaged over the quarter–its lowest on record.

Drax’s UK portfolio generation director, Mike Maudsley said: “It has been a challenging time for everyone in the country and for our power system.

“The last few months have underlined the importance of flexible, low carbon technologies to enable the UK’s power system to evolve and provide the secure and sustainable electricity supplies a zero carbon economy needs.”

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