Great Britain’s latest coal free run – which spanned 55 days – has come to an end due to low wind and tighter margins. National Grid ESO confirmed on Twitter yesterday (12 August 2020) that coal had come back onto the grid that afternoon, stating that whilst the record ended at just over 55 days “two years ago GB set a coal-free record of 55 hours – not bad progress”. It continued to explain that low wind output alongside tighter margins were among the reasons for bringing coal back online over the day’s peak hours. So far in 2020, Britain has operated for over 3,300 hours without coal, equivalent to over 60% of the year.
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