FILE PHOTO: General view of the Walney Extension offshore wind farm operated by Orsted off the coast of Blackpool, Britain September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo
LONDON (Reuters) – Strong gusts on Wednesday night helped Britain’s wind farms to supply a report quantity of electrical energy, commerce group Renewable UK mentioned on Friday.
Britain goals to extend its renewable output and shut its coal-fired energy vegetation by 2025 as a part of efforts to satisfy local weather targets.
“Britain’s onshore and offshore wind farms hit a new high of 14.9 gigawatts (GW) between 6 and 6.30pm on Wednesday evening,” the business group mentioned in an announcement.
Overall on Wednesday wind generated 32.2 p.c of the nation’s electrical energy greater than every other electrical energy supply.
The determine beat the earlier report of 14.5 GW set on Nov. 9.
The nation’s renewable electrical energy capability overtook that of fossil gas turbines corresponding to gasoline and coal for the primary time this 12 months.
The world’s largest offshore wind farm, Orsted’s Walney Extension, opened off the northwest coast of England in September.
Reporting By Susanna Twidale; Editing by Keith Weir