January 2020 was a groundbreaking month for renewables due to high wind performance. Consequently, National Grid ESO announced Great Britain’s electricity system in January was the greenest on record. This week’s Chart of the week discusses the record-breaking performance of wind. As well as its effect on onshore and offshore wind load factors.
Lucy Dolton highlights the monthly average load factors for wind technologies and how they have reached an all-time high. Our chart shows differences in the performance of 120 wind sites, with a trend showing higher load factors for newer sites.