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Record wind energy levels for August after hurricane Bertha

Figures show that on Sunday night (10 August), as the aftermath of Hurricane Bertha battered parts of Britain, wind energy took its highest-ever portion of the country’s August energy mix, the IBTimes UK has reported.

The Met Office issued weather warnings in parts of Scotland and the North, but the inclement conditions meant that between 21:30 and 22:00, wind generation averaged 5007MW, which accounted for 17% of the UK’s total energy provision.

This dwarves August’s typical contribution from the wind sector. In 2012, the highest amount was 3331MW and in 2013, 4064MW.

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