Wind Farms Hit Higher 12% of UK Electricity Demand

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 1/6/2012, Location: Europe

RenewableUK, the trade association for the wind, wave & tidal industry, has praised National Grid's handling of the large volumes of electricity generated by wind farms over the festive season. Wind power supplied an average of 5.3% of the UK's demand for electricity for December and early January, reaching a record share of 12.2% on 28th December. As a result, carbon emissions from the UK's electricity generators were cut by over 750,000 tonnes, equivalent to taking over 300,000 cars off the road.

Dr Gordon Edge, RenewableUK's Director of Policy, said "Wind energy represents a new paradigm in electricity generation, allowing us to harness the power of the weather when it's available, cutting our fossil fuel bills and lowering our carbon emissions. As we're generating increasingly large amounts of electricity from wind, feeding those large volumes of power into the system represents an engineering challenge to the National Grid – a challenge we are pleased to see they met over Christmas.

National Grid is responsible for balancing the output of the UK's electricity generators with demand from consumers and businesses on a minute by minute basis. Integrating the variable output of wind generators involves taking a range of balancing actions, including reducing the rate at which fossil fuel generators consume fuel when wind output is higher. Last year, National Grid launched a new wind power forecasting system, allowing their engineers to more accurately predict output from the UK's growing fleet of wind farms.


France >>  7/5/2022 - RWE opens its third wind farm in France and its second in the Hauts-de-France region. The six wind turbines of the Les Hauts Bouleaux wind farm, which...
United Kingdom >>  7/5/2022 - The Crown Estate has identified five broad "Areas of Search" for the development of floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea, a region rich in natural...

Greece >>  7/4/2022 - Through their respective businesses RWE Renewables Gmbh and HELPE Renewables SA, RWE and Hellenic Petroleum Holdings team together to jointly investig...
United Kingdom >>  7/4/2022 - To compete for floating offshore wind rights in the Celtic Sea off the coast of the UK, global offshore wind developer Corio Generation has teamed up ...

Netherlands/Holland >>  7/1/2022 - The Danish Energy Agency and Energinet invite potential tenderers and relevant industry associations to participate in a market dialogue on the 30th o...
Sweden >>  7/1/2022 - ENERCON reaches financial close under a EUR 118m senior facilities agreement with DNB Bank ASA (“DNB Bank”) who acted as the sole mandated lead arrang...

Related Categories: Biomass Energy  General  Geothermal Energy  Hydropower  Photovoltaic Solar Energy  Solar thermal Energy  Wind Energy 

Related Articles: Biomass Energy  General  Geothermal Energy  Hydropower  Photovoltaic Solar Energy  Solar thermal Energy  Wind Energy 


Gulf Oil and Gas
Copyright © 2021 Universal Solutions All rights reserved. - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy.