South Humber Perfectly Positioned as Green Electricity Records Are Broken Three Times
3:56 pm, Tuesday, 1st June 2021 - 1 year ago
Great Britain’s electricity system was the greenest it had ever been at lunchtime on Easter Bank Holiday Monday (5th April 2021), as reported on bbc.co.uk. Low-carbon energy sources made up almost 80% of Britain’s power. There was no coal generation on the grid with 39% of power coming from wind energy.
Fast forward one month to the May Bank Holiday (3rd May 2021) where another record was achieved. As reported on RenewableUK, figures from National Grid show that British wind farms set a new record by generating a new high of 17.6 gigawatts (GW) at 3.30pm providing 48.4% of Britain’s electricity.
Between 2am and 3am on Friday 21st May, powerful gusts of wind swept across Britain helping the country reach a new all-time high for electricity generated from wind turbines, as reported by The Guardian. During this hour, wind power contributed 62.5% of Britain’s electricity mix.
Grimsby is the operations and maintenance (O&M) hub at the centre of the UK’s offshore renewables sector. The UK’s leading offshore wind O&M cluster, servicing 7 wind farms with more than 500 turbines in the North Sea.
Companies located in North East Lincolnshire include Ørsted, Siemens Gamesa, E.ON, Triton Knoll/Innogy, RES, MHI Vestas and CWind.
As the government looks to set the world’s most ambitious climate change target, reducing emissions by 78% by 2035 (compared to 1990 levels), the renewables industry has a huge future and vital role to play for Great Britain. Exciting projects such as Hornsea Two, the world’s next largest offshore wind farm, whose first turbine was installed in May 2021, will all play their part in shaping Britain’s energy future.
North East Lincolnshire is a very attractive proposition for both established and new businesses looking to break into the renewable energy market. With attractive land and rent costs, an established and skilled workforce alongside a Council team who champion investment, businesses will find their next perfect home on the South Humber Bank.
More can be learned about the offering south of the Humber on our Offshore Renewables Industry page.