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Record Breaking Day for UK Wind

23 March 2013

•Wind generates over 5 gigawatts of electricity for whole 24 hour period for the first time

•Enough to power the equivalent of 4 out of every 10 British homes

•Power was generated during one of the coldest March days on record and whilst gas price at 7 year high

 For  the first time, wind energy in the UK generated over 5 gigawatts of electricity consistently over a 24 hour period, with the period starting on Thursday 21st at 2130  and continuing for the whole of Friday 22nd March 2013.

This means that for this 24 hour period wind was generating enough to power the equivalent of nearly 4 out of every 10 UK homes and consistently over 10% of GB’s overall electricity needs.

In addition a record for one-off generation in a half hour period was created at 1530 when 5.296GW of wind was present on the grid, alongside another anticipated 2GW from distributed wind.

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