Latest data from National Grid ESO (ESO) has shown that 52% of Britain’s electricity in July came from low carbon sources.
This includes electricity generated from wind, solar, and nuclear.
Low carbon generation peaked on 15 July at 3pm producing 86% of the Britain’s electricity.
Gas was the largest single electricity provider at 30% followed closely by wind (29%), before nuclear (15%), solar (7%) and biomass (5.1%).
The increasing share renewables have in Britain’s electricity mix translates to cheaper prices for consumers in the long-term.
As demonstrated in last month’s generation statistics, wind is particularly prominent in lowering energy prices; for example, in the week beginning 20 March 2023, wind generated between 46% and 56% of the UK’s energy mix for three days, resulting in a day ahead price low of £12/MWh on 25 March.
The statistics from ESO follow a release from the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) which showed that renewables generated a record 41.5% (135TWh) of electricity in the UK last year.
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