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Generated wind power is lower in summer because wind farms are paid not to produce electricity when demand is low.
There must be something wrong with my solar panels. It's nearly midnight, and not even a microamp from them. Evan seems to have the same problem in Australia.
The UK record is 59.9% of demand supplied by wind turbines.
They don't just do it for fun!!!
On Boxing Day 2020, a record 50.67% of power used in the United Kingdom was generated by wind power. However, it was not the highest amount of power ever generated by wind turbines; that came earlier in December 2020, when demand was higher than on Boxing Day and wind turbines supplied 40% of the power required by the National Grid (17.3 GW). However, on 26 August 2020, wind contributed 59.9% of the grids electricity mix.
But the uk requires 250gw of energy ON AVERAGE so overall 17.3 gw is laughable. We need to add 17gw of renewable yearly, that is not peak either, but constant.
Quote from: Petrochemicals on 22/05/2021 20:23:57But the uk requires 250gw of energy ON AVERAGE so overall 17.3 gw is laughable. We need to add 17gw of renewable yearly, that is not peak either, but constant. 250 GW is power, not energy. The UK is not using 250 GW of power on average in any sense at all. What are you even trying to say?
Still no. The total energy usage of the UK in 2020 was 140 mtoe, which is 188.5 GW, average.However, much of that is thermal energy which is not comparable with renewable energy. You typically have to divide by around 3 to get the equivalent in, electrical, renewable terms. So about 60GW. The UK grid averages about 30+ GW. So the amount of electrical power supplied needs to double.
However, much of that is thermal energy which is not comparable with renewable energy.
Quote from: wolfekeeper on 23/05/2021 01:22:24However, much of that is thermal energy which is not comparable with renewable energy. The argument diverges here. I think we have put to rest the claim that EoN supplies me with 100% renewable electricity, so that is now a matter for the lawyers.The broader question is what is going to replace oil and gas, and when. Unless we agree to freeze to death and stop makig things or going anywhere, we need to supply (not install, supply) the UK with about 188 GW on average, with peaks up to twice that number, whenever it is required, from somewhere. Suggestions welcome - the Prime Minister's credibility depends on it!
And why do renewable not need thermal energy?
the Prime Minister's credibility depends on it!
The broader question is what is going to replace oil and gas, and when.
Onshore and offshore wind provided more than half of the UK’s renewable power in 2020 by generating 24.2% of the UK’s electricity needs (13% from offshore wind and 11.2% from onshore wind).Low carbon sources (renewables and nuclear) generated 59%.
Electricity use in the United Kingdom has seen a significant decrease since the turn of the century. Demand peaked in 2005 at 357.2 TWh but had fallen to just 287.58 TWh by 2020.
I would venture that eon is supplying you with hydro electric energy. That is how they can do it 24 hours a day 365 days a year.