UK renewables power output in the first quarter was a record 25.0 TWh, thanks to a strong performance by wind, data from EnAppSys showed Thursday. “The strong performance of wind helped overall renewable output to hit 25 TWh — the highest ever level recorded in a single quarter in Britain — which meant renewables were the second largest contributor to the GB power mix behind gas-fired plant,” EnAppSys, which monitors the energy market, said. The first quarter saw 37.3% of electricity generation from gas-fired power stations, with renewable projects contributing 29.0% and nuclear plants 18.1%. Coal-fired power stations produced 9.4%, while 6.3% came from imports. The quarter saw 18.3% of generation come from wind farms, 6.8% from biomass plants, 2.2% from solar farms and 1.7% from hydro plants. “The performance of renewables highlights just how important this electricity source — and particularly wind — has become to Britain’s power […]