Biomass takes record share of UK power mix in April

04/05/2020 09:59 Biomass

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Biomass-fuelled power generation in the UK accounted for a record 8.4% share of the nation’s power mix in April, while coal-fired power output pursued its terminal decline, TSO data showed on Friday.

Biomass – which largely reflects wood pellets burnt by independent generator Drax’s four 645 MW biomass-fired units at its 3.9 GW plant in North Yorkshire – achieved a record 16.1% share last Sunday, the figures showed.

 

It provided a 5.6% slice of the mix in the same month last year and averaged a 6.6% portion in 2019.

Source: montelnews.com

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