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British Wind Power Reaches Maximum Power Production

Britain has recorded its maximum wind generation output last Monday. According to the information provided by the National Grid during the 24 hour period the country produced 40.5 GWh of electric power from wind generation out of the total used power of 809.5 GWh. Wind generation is said to have reached its optimum power generation of 1,860 MW at 8.30 PM on that day.

It is claimed that its peak wind power generated electricity can be compared to the power produced by three nuclear power production facilities. According to a grid operator  spokeswoman the quoted 5% does not include the power generated by the wind turbines that are not connected to the grid and if such power generation is taken into account then the total wind power generation can be estimated as 10%. She further said that the record power generation also proves the capability of the grid to manage such increased energy outputs from irregular power generating wind farms.

It can be recalled that during last January the wind farms located in Portugal and Spain constantly pitched enough power to meet 50% power demand of the Iberian peninsula and the current performance of UK is way behind them.

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