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New wind energy record - an early Christmas clean energy bonus

08 December 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rob Norris
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RenewableUK is celebrating as National Grid says onshore and offshore turbines have set a new record by generating more than 10,000 megawatts of electricity for the first time.

 

The record of 10,104MW was achieved between 2 and 2.30pm yesterday, providing 23% of Britain’s total electricity demand at that time.

 

RenewableUK’s Executive Director Emma Pinchbeck said:

“It’s terrific to see wind power smashing another record. It shows that wind is playing an increasingly central role as a reliable part of our new modern energy system. As we install more wind power, more records will tumble. This is a Christmas clean energy bonus - not just for the renewable energy sector, but for all of us”.

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For further information, please contact:

  • Jennifer Webber, Director of External Affairs, 0207 901 3012 or 07792 463 445
    Jennifer.Webber@RenewableUK.com

  • Robert Norris, Head of Communications, 0207 901 3013 or 07969 229913 Robert.Norris@RenewableUK.com

  • Adam Wentworth, Communications Officer, 0207 901 3038 or 07791 702702 Adam.Wentworth@RenewableUK.com

    Notes:

RenewableUK is the trade and professional body for the wind, wave and tidal energy industries. Formed in 1978, and with more than 430 corporate members, RenewableUK is the country’s leading renewable energy trade association.

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