UK wind electricity output has skyrocketed in the past week, breaking 10 gigawatts for the first time ever on Saturday before climbing further to peak at 13.5 gigawatts on Wednesday. British electrical power generation company Drax Group runs an independent tracker, Drax Electric Insights, which gathers together the disparate energy sources generating electricity in the UK and analyzes the supply, demand, price, and environmental impacts. The latest big news from monitoring the Drax Electric Insights tracker was the role that wind energy played in the UK electricity mix over the past week — as can be seen below. Specifically, wind energy output topped 10 gigawatts (GW) on Saturday and continued to climb to top out at 13.5 GW, or 29% of the country’s supply, in the middle of the day on Wednesday.
Clean Technica 18th Jan 2018 read more »