Biomass energy has reached a new record 14% share of the UK power mix.
The previous record of 13% was set earlier this year.
Drax suggests biomass has generated more power than solar energy this year and says it has contributed to a reduction in emissions and wholesale power prices.
In the early hours of yesterday (26 May, 2020), biomass supplied 13.79% of Britain’s #electricity – beating the previous record of 13% set earlier this year.
— Drax (@Draxnews) May 27, 2020
Drax Power Station, which contributes 12% of the UK’s renewable power, has converted three-quarters of its generating units from coal to compressed wood pellets in recent years.
Biomass takes record 14% share of UK power mix