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Trio of new wind energy records set at end of December - 4th January

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New figures from National Grid show that wind power performed strongly during Christmas week.  Fresh half-hourly, daily and weekly records were set on 23rd, 24th and 25th December.

Wind power supplied a new high of 41% of the UK’s electricity needs in a half-hour period on Christmas Day, smashing the previous record of 34%. During this period, 47% of the UK’s electricity came from renewable sources.   

A new daily record of 32% of UK electricity was generated by wind on Christmas Day, beating the previous high of 24%. Overall, renewables met 42% of demand on 25thDecember 2016.

20% of UK electricity was generated by wind in the week ending on 25th December, exceeding the previous 19% record. Renewables provided 28% of total generation in the new record week.  

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