Storm Ellen powers UK wind farms to new generation record

Michael Holder
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Wind power provided almost 60 per cent of the UK's electricity in the early hours of Saturday morning, providing a fresh milestone ahead of a busy week for the fast-expanding industry

Wind farms provided their highest ever share of electricity to the UK grid over the weekend, as Storm Ellen's gale force winds saw turbines produce 13.5GW of power in the early hours of Saturday morning....

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