Storm Ellen, which brought very strong winds and heavy rains to parts of the UK, has set a new record by helping bring the ‘highest-ever’ share of power from wind farms onto the grid.
That’s according to grid operator National Grid ESO, which reported on Saturday 22nd August at 1am, wind energy made up 59.1% of Britain’s electricity mix, with turbines making up a 13.5GW share.
At 1am on Sat 22 Aug wind made up 59.1% of Britain's ⚡️⚡️ mix (13.5GW). Will #StormFrancis top that record?
— National Grid ESO (@NationalGridESO) August 25, 2020
Thanks to the storm conditions wind farms saw an unusually high output.
Met Office has now issued warnings about the upcoming Storm Francis, which is expected to bring severe gales in several areas across the UK.
Here's a look at the track #StormFrancis took across the UK.
It has now cleared to the east with winds across the UK easing, though there is still some rain, mainly for northern parts pic.twitter.com/bwm8focOZX
— Met Office (@metoffice) August 26, 2020