After a blustery bank holiday weekend, wind farms across the UK are set to hit a new record.
Onshore and offshore wind turbines across England, Scotland and Wales generated almost half of the electricity grid – more than gas plants, nuclear reactors and biomass burners combined.
The winder weather was good news for wind turbines, however, solar farms had a less successful bank holiday weekend and only generated 2.3% of the total mix.
National Grid’s electricity system operator (ESO) recorded the UK’s greenest year in terms of electricity this year since the Industrial Revolution. The average carbon intensity was down to just 181g of CO₂ per kilowatt hour. The pandemic also saw an increase in green energy and lower demand for electricity.