The UK's onshore and offshore wind farms broke the previous record for power generation on October 26, 2022 (between 11:30 and 12 noon), producing 19,936MW of electricity in that time. The previous record, 19,916MW, which had been set on May 25 of this year, had been surpassed.
The numbers, which were emphasised by the trade group RenewableUK, were given by National Grid ESO and demonstrate that at the time, more than half of Britain's electricity was produced using these methods. Although this sets a new record for output, the largest proportion of electricity produced by wind in a half-hour was 64% on January 29 of this year.
As winter approaches, it's comforting for the public to know that Britain's onshore and offshore wind farms are doing the heavy work when it regards keeping the lights on and lowering the dependence on pricey gas imports, according to RenewableUK Chief Executive Dan McGrail. McGrail also noted that since new wind projects generate electricity more cheaply than any other source, it is critical to accelerate and scale up the amount of onshore and offshore wind capacity to improve energy security and lower consumer electricity prices.
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