In early hours of Friday, windfarm turbines provided nearly two-thirds of Britain’s electricity. Powerful gusts of wind sweeping across Britain have helped the country reach a new all-time high for electricity generated from wind turbines. A new record was set in the early hours of Friday for the share of wind power in the generation mix, with wind providing nearly two-thirds of Britain’s electricity, according to provisional data from National Grid. Between 2am and 3am, wind was contributing 62.5% to Britain’s electricity mix, beating the previous record of 59.9% from August last year, when gale-force winds brought by storms Ellen and Francis hit the country. As the blustery weather buffeted the UK, there were several periods between 10pm on Thursday night and early Friday morning when wind was contributing more than 60% for the first time.
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