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That’s according to a new release by the UK’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

The release highlights renewable generation peaking at 25TWh, 10% higher than what was achieved for the same period in 2017. Interestingly enough, Q3 recorded the lowest levels of growth in the country’s renewable capacity that year.

The report indicates the increase was mainly driven by increased renewable capacity.

The new quarterly record was mainly due to increase renewable capacity. Thanks to new biomass capacity, over 9TWh was produced – a 15% rise, although onshore wind power generation dropped slightly due to lower wind speeds, by just over half a percent.

That said, offshore wind rose 20% to 5TWh – due to a 30% increase in capacity.

Over 949,000 renewable installations share a total of 6.4GWh in capacity, and in Q3, just 38MW was eligible for the country’s soon-to-be-scrapped Feed In Tariff Scheme’s requirements.

One may argue then that in the light of this increased capacity, UK Energy Suppliers certainly have no shortage of supply to blame for not meeting their renewable obligations.

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Philip Gordon is based in Clarion Energy's Cape Town office as a Content Producer for the Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International media titles. Phil's interests include the energy transition, smart grid technologies, smart city technologies, and e-mobility in all its forms. His media experience spans B2B and consumer print, commercial copywriting, and radio over the past 19 years.