UK windfarms hit new generation record

Britain’s windfarms broke a new record on Friday 14 September 2012 by providing 4.1gigawatts (GW) of power to the National Grid, beating a previous high of 3.8GW set in May. Just before 10am, wind turbines were supplying 10.8% of the total amount of electricity going into the grid while an additional 2.2GW of “green” power was going directly into local electricity networks. “This record high shows that wind energy is