DECC: Renewables generation exceeds nuclear in Q3

UK Department of Energy & Climate Change has released energy statistics report for the third quarter of 2014.

Electricity generated in the third quarter of 2014 fell by 5.1 percent, from 79.5 TWh a year earlier to 75.4 TWh, the lowest level of generation since 1998.

The share of renewables (hydro, wind and other renewables) increased from 13.6 percent in 2013 Q3 to 17.8 percent in 2014 Q3.

In October 2014 renewables generation exceeded nuclear generation for the first time.

The generation by wind, PV, wave and tidal rose 20.8 percent from 5.53 TWh to 6.68 TWh.

Final consumption of electricity fell by 2.8 during the third quarter of 2014, from 72.1 TWh in 2013 Q3, to 70.1 TWh.

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