Windfarms generated a record amount of electricity on Wednesday (28 November), according to National Grid. The official figures from the grid show that Britain’s onshore and offshore windfarms hit a new high of 14.9 gigawatts (GW) between 6.00pm and 6.30pm on Wednesday evening. Analysis conducted by Drax Electric Insights shows that this equated to 33 per cent of Britain’s electricity needs at a time of high demand. This beat the previous record of 14.5GW set on 9 November. National Grid said that overall on Wednesday, wind generated 32.2% of Britain’s electricity, ahead of gas which provided 23.5%. Nuclear supplied 17.9%, coal 8.7%, biomass 8%, imports 7.8% and hydro 1.7%.
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