Renewable Energy Supports Demand in Q3

December 22, 2014

Between July and September this year, the energy demand from the UK was down by 7% compared to the previous 3 months thanks to the start of a mild Autumn. This includes heating as well as power.

In the same period two power stations were taken offline due to structural faults, raising concerns about electricity supply to meet the anticipated winter demands.

In the meantime, in Q3, renewable energy generation was responsible for 18% of the UK’s electricity supply – an increase of 1% vs Q2 figures, which almost covered the loss in generation from the offline power stations.

It is a promising and comforting fact that renewables are starting to contribute significantly to the UK supply, especially when issues arise in other generation capacities.

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