13 Feb 2019
UK wind energy generation hit a new high of over 15GW on Friday 8 February, according to RenewableUK citing National Grid data. Some 15.32GW was generated by wind power between 12.15pm and 1.45pm, providing 36% of Britain’s electricity demand. The previous record was 15.04GW set on 18 December 2018, R-UK said. RenewableUK executive director Emma Pinchbeck said: “At one of the coldest times of the year, when we need it most, wind is generating over a third of Britain’s power needs, setting a new clean energy record.