Storm Ellen sets new wind generation record: Storm Ellen, characterised by very strong winds and heavy rains to parts of the UK, has generated a new record for helping bring the ‘highest-ever’ share of power from wind farms onto the grid.
On Saturday 22nd August at 1am, wind energy made up 59.1% of Britain’s electricity mix, with turbines making up a 13.5GW share, reported grid operator National Grid ESO.
At 1am on Sat 22 Aug wind made up 59.1% of Britain’s ⚡️⚡️ mix (13.5GW). Will #StormFrancis top that record?
— National Grid ESO (@ng_eso) August 25, 2020
An unusually high output was generated from wind farms thanks to the storm conditions.
Upcoming Storm Francis, is also expected to bring severe gales in several areas across the UK – the Met Office has issued weather warnings.
Here’s a look at the track #StormFrancis took across the UK.
It has now cleared to the east with winds across the UK easing, though there is still some rain, mainly for northern parts pic.twitter.com/bwm8focOZX
— Met Office (@metoffice) August 26, 2020
Storm Ellen sets new wind generation record