UK storms boost wind power
Recent storms that have swept the UK, namely Brendan, Ciara and Dennis, have provided a record-breaking boost to the country’s wind power production.
During the past two weeks, wind production reportedly made up around 40 per cent of the total share of the UK’s energy mix.
However, the storms have also caused damage to nationwide infrastructure. Speaking to Business Green, Conor Maher-McWilliams, head of flexibility at energy company Kaluza, said this highlights the need for greater resilience to be built into the grid.
“For all the chaos caused by these recent storms there are clear gains to be had, but more needs to be done to maximise these benefits and capitalise on the UK's abundance of wind all year round,” he said. “This will require addressing systemic challenges inherent in our infrastructure which were illustrated in the case of Storm Brendan.”