UK Wind Generates Record Output

9 September 2010 (Last Updated September 9th, 2010 18:30)

Britain's wind farms generated record power output levels on 6 September and at its peak period, was generating power equivalent to the output of four nuclear power stations, it was revealed. On one single day, wind power generated 1,860MW, mostly from Scotland, which accounted for 4.7%

Britain's wind farms generated record power output levels on 6 September and at its peak period, was generating power equivalent to the output of four nuclear power stations, it was revealed.

On one single day, wind power generated 1,860MW, mostly from Scotland, which accounted for 4.7% of total generation according to Reuters citing National Grid records.

A single nuclear power station in Britain generates about 500MW.

Over a 24-hour period on Monday, wind generated 5% of all electricity, according to the National Grid.

Britain's wind power generation is still below other European countries such as Spain, which supplies half of its domestic demand during the windy New Year period in January.