Record-setting daily wind generation output, increasing installed wind capacity and new renewable electricity support schemes all make for great headlines. However, the reality that 42% of generation in SEM last month came from renewables doesn’t feel like the exception, but the rule.
This high, and importantly, consistent wind output has come at a time when the grid could have been under a high amount of stress, as all three of Moneypoint’s coal-fired units have been out of action due to a forced outage.
Interestingly, this may give us a preview of what SEM will look like in the mid-2020s when Moneypoint is due to cease operations.
This week’s blog looks the generation mix breakdown over November.