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« on: May 16, 2018, 07:22:05 AM »

Wind power overtakes nuclear for first time in UK across a quarter

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Britainís windfarms provided more electricity than its eight nuclear power stations in the first three months of 2018, marking the first time wind has overtaken nuclear across a quarter.

The renewable energy industry hailed the milestone as a sign the UK was well on its way to an electricity system powered by cheap, domestic green energy.

Across the first quarter, wind power produced 18.8% of electricity, second only to gas, said a report by researchers at Imperial College London.

At one point overnight on 17 March, wind turbines briefly provided almost half of the UKís electricity. Wind power helped during the cold snaps, too, supplying 12-43% of electricity during the six subzero days in the first three months of the year.

Two nuclear plants were temporarily offline for routine maintenance, while another was shut because of seaweed in the cooling system.
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 07:27:09 AM »

Next thing you'll be telling us that wind won out over 6 months Mart. fingers crossed!
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 07:36:20 AM »

Next thing you'll be telling us that wind won out over 6 months Mart. fingers crossed!
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Actually I was wondering about that, or to be correct, with growing wind and nuclear shutdowns most likely ahead of new nuclear commissioning, I assume that wind will overtake nuclear on an annual basis in the medium term?
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 08:38:55 AM »

Iím not so bothered about wind versus nuclear.  What seems more important is low carbon versus fossil fuel generation.

Wind, hydro, solar, nuclear (that which we already have!), tidal and (begrudingly, for some of it) biomass, along with pumped storage (as long as it is created by surplus low-carbon energy).

I do recognise that pumped storage, while buying energy cheap and selling it higher, does provide other benefits within the generating system.
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 08:41:06 AM »

Next thing you'll be telling us that wind won out over 6 months Mart. fingers crossed!
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Actually I was wondering about that, or to be correct, with growing wind and nuclear shutdowns most likely ahead of new nuclear commissioning, I assume that wind will overtake nuclear on an annual basis in the medium term?

Inevitable I'd say. More WInd farms are still coming on line. The old nuclear fleet is slowing fading away, and even if Hinkley and Wylfa and Sizewell all get built it wont be until 2030 when all 3 are on stream, and they'll only give roughly what we have now.
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