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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

11.36 Gw now, another new record.
Wind power is also the largest single contributor to the grid, and has been for some hours.
I suspect that this is the first time that wind power has been the largest source for a sustained period, on a weekday, during working hours.

Edit to add, reached 11.5Gw later the same day.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wind has had a good week. Looks like it has been above 5GW for a lot of the week.

On another note the wind farm I worked on has already been officially opened.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wind is currently the largest input to the UK grid, a situation routinely achieved at off peak hours, but still unusual during working hours.

11GW, which is impressive though not a record.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adam2 wrote:
Wind is currently the largest input to the UK grid.


So climate change is helping reduce FF demand? Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not if a warming world increases air conditioning demand.

Now soon before a windy warm Sunday night sees UK demand fall and wind supply rise to the point where no gas or coal is required?

I suspect not before most of the the UK nuclear plants reach end of life.

EDIT

using 2018 gridwatch instantaneous (5 minute ) data,
minimum demand = 18,78 GW

max wind = 12.12 GW
max nuclear = 8.33 GW
max biofuel = 3.09 GW
max Hydro = 1.05 GW

so we already have theoretical potential to meet 125% of demand from
non-fossil sources at point of minimum demand.

This assumes the data is accurate and not noisy.

EDIT 2

A more realistic figure for minimum demand would be 20GW.

The result still holds.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wind confirmed at a record 14.9GW , 32% of demand at weekday evening
peak.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/30/windy-weather-carries-britain-to-renewable-energy-record
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just signed this: Petition to keep Kirkby Moor wind farm going for another few years:

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/keep-kirkby-moor-wind-farm-1
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indicated power from wind is now 12.38GW which I suspect to be another new record.

As shown by Gridwatch, other sources may differ.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wind has been at or about 10GW (metered) almost continuously for the last 96 hours. Over this period I suspect wind has come very close to beating NG into second place for power generation.

Forecast is to remain very windy for a few more days at least...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Metered wind at 11.3 GW, total estimated renewables supply over 20GW according to http://www.mygridgb.co.uk/dashboard/ - maybe a bit high.

This is over 50% of UK peak weekday demand. Current estimated carbon intensity 133 gCO2/KWh.

If current trends continue the UK might just meet its legal target of 100gCO2/KWh by 2030.
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