top of page
Keyboard and Mouse

Renewable Energy Takes Lead in UK's Weekend Electricity Generation


Renewable Energy

The shift towards renewable energy has been gaining traction worldwide, and the UK's power generation landscape is no exception. Preliminary statistics from a recent weekend highlight this evolution, as wind and solar power took the lead in the country's electricity production amidst severe weather conditions.


Stormy Weather and Its Impact on Renewable Energy


The UK was under the grip of extreme weather conditions over the weekend, with the Met Office issuing yellow wind warnings for extensive regions in the south of England and South Wales. Meanwhile, Scotland and Northern Ireland were on high alert due to a yellow thunderstorm warning. Yet, this adversity became an opportunity for the renewable energy sector, resulting in a surge in wind power generation.


Wind Power Dominates Electricity Generation


According to the UK's electricity system operator, on Saturday, wind power accounted for an estimated 54.9% of the total electricity generated in Britain (source). This domination of wind energy was closely followed by nuclear power, which contributed 16.8% and gas at 12.6%.


Solar Power Steps Up


Solar power also played a significant role in the electricity generation game, making up 7.2% of the total electricity on Saturday. However, its most notable performance was on Sunday at 10:55 am, when renewables, led by solar power, supplied an impressive 72.3% of the electricity generated. At this peak time, solar generation even managed to outperform gas generation.


Comparing Renewable and Traditional Power Outputs


Notably, solar power production was nearly equivalent to that of all nuclear power plants combined in the UK. Moreover, wind power's output was more than four times greater than that of gas, marking a significant achievement for renewable energy advocates.


Conclusion:


The ascendancy of wind and solar power in the UK's electricity generation over the weekend, under challenging weather conditions, reaffirms the potential of renewable energy. As traditional energy sources are gradually replaced, the UK is carving a path towards a more sustainable and resilient energy future.


Information for this blog post was gathered from Energy Live News. You can read the original article here.


 

At The Smart Energy Company, we believe in the power of renewable energy. As the UK's electricity generation landscape evolves, so does our commitment to helping businesses transition to cleaner, smarter energy options.


We understand that navigating the world of renewable energy can be complex, which is why we're here to simplify it for you. With access to pricing from over 20 suppliers, we're committed to helping you renew your business energy contracts with ease, ensuring you get the best possible rates.


Don't let the switch to renewable energy intimidate you. The Smart Energy Company is ready to guide your business through the journey towards a more sustainable and economically beneficial future.


 

Ready to explore your options?

0151 459 3388 | info@smart-energy.uk



7 views0 comments

Comentários


Keep Up To Date With Market Updates

technological-devices-with-financial-reports.jpg

Securing your next energy contract at the optimum moment is essential for fully realising your savings opportunities. Provide your details below to gain access to weekly market updates, giving you the advantage to make informed purchasing decisions at the right time.

 

Bid farewell to aggressive sales approaches from other brokers and take charge with confidence!

You're Subscribed! Look out for your first report soon!

Have More Questions?

  • Is it possible to change multiple business utilities at the same time?
    Our switching service allows you to switch multiple utilities simultaneously. We have successfully assisted multiple businesses in the UK by helping them save on various services such as energy and water with savings within 2023 already over the £2 Million mark.
  • How much can I save on my business utility bills?
    The amount you can save on your business utility bills will depend on various factors such as your current usage, the rates offered by different providers, and the specific deals available in your location. However, our switching service is designed to help you find the best deals and save as much as possible. By comparing multiple suppliers and negotiating competitive rates, we aim to maximise your potential savings. Get in touch with us to discuss your specific needs and get personalised information on potential cost savings for your business utility bills.
  • How does switching business utilities work?
    Switching business utilities involves a straightforward process. Here's a general overview of how it works: Evaluation: Start by assessing your current utility bills and usage patterns. This will give you an idea of your current costs and help identify areas where savings can be made. Comparison: Use a switching service like ours to compare different utility providers in your area. We provide you with quotes from multiple suppliers, allowing you to compare prices, contract terms, and services offered. Selection: Based on the comparison results, choose the utility provider that best meets your needs and budget. Consider factors such as price, customer reviews, contract terms, and any additional services or benefits offered. Contract Negotiation: Once you've chosen a new provider, our team can help negotiate the contract terms and rates on your behalf. Switching Process: The switching service will coordinate the transition with your current supplier and the new provider. This may involve submitting termination notices, arranging meter readings, and scheduling the activation of new services. Enjoy the Savings: After the switch, you'll start receiving services from your new provider, typically at the agreed-upon rates. You will notice savings on your utility bills, providing you with cost advantages for your business. Remember, the exact process may vary depending on the type of utility you are switching, but our switching service aims to simplify the process and assist you at every step.
  • Who are the cheapest business utility providers?
    As market conditions and prices fluctuate regularly, it's challenging to provide an up-to-date and definitive list of the cheapest business utility providers. The prices we provide you are valid and available on the day of the quote and will provide most current and competitive deals available. Our switching service helps you compare prices and offers from multiple suppliers, ensuring you have the most accurate and relevant information to make an informed decision about your business utility provider.
  • What is energy procurement?
    Energy procurement is the process of sourcing, negotiating, and securing energy contracts to meet the specific needs of a business. It involves analysing energy consumption patterns, understanding market trends, and negotiating with suppliers to obtain the best possible rates and contract terms.
  • Why is energy procurement important for my business?
    Energy procurement ensures that your business secures energy contracts that are both cost-effective and aligned with your operational needs. Proper energy procurement can lead to significant cost savings, budget predictability, and reduced risks associated with volatile energy markets.
  • How does The Smart Energy Company help with energy procurement?
    We specialise in analysing your energy consumption, understanding your specific needs, and leveraging our relationships with over 20 suppliers to negotiate the best possible contracts on your behalf. Our team ensures you get optimal rates, flexible terms, and contracts that align with your business goals.
  • How do you ensure I get the best energy rates?
    Our team continuously monitors the energy market, staying updated with trends, price fluctuations, and supplier offerings. Coupled with our in-depth analysis of your energy needs and consumption patterns, we negotiate with suppliers to secure rates that are both competitive and suited to your business.
  • Are there any hidden fees associated with your energy procurement services?
    Transparency is a core value at The Smart Energy Company. We provide a clear breakdown of any commission we earn as a company when you come to agree any new energy contract. This is typically included as an uplift in your unit rate and paid to us by the supplier you chose to go to. Our primary goal is to secure the best energy deals for you, with no hidden costs.
Business Meeting

Unlock the Potential of
Your Business Energy

At The Smart Energy Company, we're committed to offering tailored solutions that fit your energy needs perfectly. By staying ahead of market trends, we ensure you're always equipped with the most efficient and sustainable energy options. We take pride in our client-driven approach, where your feedback shapes our continuous improvement.

 

Why not schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our energy experts today? Let's find the perfect energy solution tailored to your business.

See What Our Clients Say About Us

1828884.png
1828884.png
1828884.png
1828884.png
1828884.png
56937_edited.png

Very helpful, quick expert advice. We have been using Smart Energy for a while.

56937_edited_edited.png

Ian Hughes

Operation Manager

Group of Bars

bottom of page