Electric Insights – latest developments in British electricity generation

Electricity generation in Britain witnessed major changes in the second quarter of 2023. Installed wind capacity, power prices and carbon emissions all played their part in a rapidly shifting situation

Big Zero Report 2023

Electric Insights is produced quarterly by a team of independent academics at Imperial College London. It’s aim is to provide an objective overview of the developments that have taken place during the last quarter.

Wind generation reaches largest capacity of any kind of power station

For the first time in over 100 years, fossil fuel was overtaken by wind as the dominant form of installed generating capacity. As a result, Britain became one of only five countries with wind capacity at the top of their generating mix – joining Denmark, Finland, Ireland and Spain.

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