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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ANOTHER new record, indicated wind power 8.16GW at present Smile

Think of the amount of gas not burnt and therefore still in store for future needs.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last night another new record was set, indicated wind power reached 8.19GW, fairly briefly and remained at over 8GW for many hours.

At one point wind power exceeded natural gas, which may be a first.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This site is reporting over 9Gw wind at the moment, but I think this includes an estimate of unmetered turbines.

http://clivebest.com/rgraph/Wind.html

Interesting that this makes wind the largest single source of power, bigger than nuclear, and more than twice gas. Strangely, they are currently running coal.

I suspect this is a record low for gas consumption, with the exception of Christmas day.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indicated power from wind is at present 8.02GW, which whilst not an all time record, may be a record for this time of year.
Despite a good performance from nuclear at 7.96GW, wind is still exceeding nuclear.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like another new all time record Smile
Indicated electricity from wind is now at 8.21GW, previous record was 8.19 AFAIK.

The actual figure will be significantly higher since the indicated power only includes large wind farms that are metered in real time. The output of smaller wind turbines simply shows up as a reduction in indicated demand.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ANOTHER all time record Very Happy indicated power from wind reached 8.9GW an hour or so ago, a substantial gain on the last record of 8.2 GW.
About 8.6 at present.

The actual figure is higher than that indicated due to small wind turbines that are not metered in real time.

Edit to add at about 22-00, wind is greater nuclear or CCGT.
Wind is still well over 8 and nuclear or gas are each well below 8.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

adam2 wrote:
ANOTHER all time record Very Happy


Like the strongest recorded hurricane, we want no more records broken Laughing(unless it's through added capacity of course).
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Anyone know roughly how many full-size wind turbines are available to the grid at the moment (i.e. commercial wind farms)?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Overnight on first October carbon intensity UK electricity fell below 100g co2 /kWh when wind was about 9gw and gas about 2.5gw and coal zero. In a year or two we may hit zero fossil fuel nights as more wind comes on line.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meanwhile, the new floating wind farm fires up!

https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/technology/worlds-first-floating-offshore-wind-farm-opens-off-scotland/

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Claire Mack, chief executive of Scottish Renewables, said Scotland was “the windiest country in Europe” and also had some of the deepest waters, making it perfectly placed to capitalise on the new technology.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RenewableCandy wrote:
Meanwhile, the new floating wind farm fires up!

https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/technology/worlds-first-floating-offshore-wind-farm-opens-off-scotland/

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Claire Mack, chief executive of Scottish Renewables, said Scotland was “the windiest country in Europe” and also had some of the deepest waters, making it perfectly placed to capitalise on the new technology.


Do you think this was part of it? Shocked
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