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.

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.

Storm Ellen sets new wind generation record

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