Recharge News | Wind and solar ‘step into baseload role’ as renewables’ share of power mix hits 70%

Research from Cornwall Insight that shows lower power demand lockdowns, coupled with priority grid access for green electricity, pushed up the proportion of renewables on European networks.

According to our Senior Analyst Tom Andrews explained that wind and solar power have “stepped into the baseload role” in Europe, with “very little coal-fired plant running and less gas-fired plant than usual.

Arguably, renewables have stepped into the baseload role, with gas and limited amounts of coal fulfilling a peaking role both when demand does pick up, and when renewables output dips.

Tom Andrews, Senior Analyst

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