The wind turbines within the UK can generate the equivalent in power as what 12 nuclear reactors can when the conditions are right. During the recent 'beast from the east' storms that battered the UK throughout March, they generated record levels of power and at times provided the biggest share of the nation's electricity.
Fortunately, the low wind power is not a threat to supplies in June as the demand for power is much lower than other times of the year. The problem with relying solely on wind and solar for our supply is that people begin to worry of 'brownouts'.
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