A new wind generation record was set over the weekend, hitting a high of 17.278GW during a half hour period on Saturday.
Modelling as part of the government’s long-awaited energy white paper shows that wind and solar generation could more than quadruple by 2050.
Prices in the Balancing Mechanism hit £1,000/MWh last night (03 December) with two CCGT offers accepted at the price.
National Grid ESO has warned of tighter margins than usual due to a mix of low wind and generator outages.
The first wind generator contract has been awarded as part of Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks' (SSEN) Constraint Management Zone (CMZ) flexibility scheme.
Another new wind generation record has been set in the UK as it continues to be battered by storms.
Wind generation hit a new record thanks to Storm Ellen over the weekend, making up almost 60% of the energy mix.