UK Electricity Production

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Records

Records began in May 2011

Renewables

Wind

12,456 MW, 33.6% of total generation, at Jan. 7, 2019, 8:55 p.m. GMT

Wind Speed

41.8 mph (18.7 m/s) at Hywind Scotland Pilot Park (Hywind 2) Demonstrator on Dec. 15, 2018 GMT

Solar

9,630 MW, 23.1% of total generation, at April 1, 2019, 11:45 a.m. GMT

Hydroelectric

1,405 MW, 3.0% of total generation, Feb. 27, 2017, 6:40 p.m. GMT

Fossil Fuels

Coal

25,239 MW, 51.4% of total generation, Feb. 9, 2012, 8:05 a.m. GMT

Oil

1,299 MW, 2.5% of total generation, Dec. 12, 2012, 3:15 p.m. GMT