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U.K. Wind Power Reached Record High of 3,428 Megawatts Feb. 17

February 20, 2012

Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. wind generation set a record on the evening of Feb. 17, according to National Grid Plc data compiled by Bloomberg.

Wind generation peaked at 3,428 megawatts at 9:20 p.m. on that day, the data show.

Strong winds will continue to blow, according to National Grid Plc, which forecast a peak of 3,357 megawatts of wind at 2:00 p.m. today and 3,343 megawatts for tomorrow at 9:00 p.m.

“If wind continues to deliver then it will put pressure on the spot price,” said Nick Campbell, energy market analyst at Inenco Group Ltd based in Lytham St. Annes, England.

U.K. power fell by 2 percent to 44.85 pounds ($71.15) a megawatt-hour as of 9:30 a.m. in London, according to broker prices. Power for delivery in summer, the six months from April, traded down 0.4 percent at 43.25 pounds.

--Editors: Alessandro Vitelli, Lars Paulsson.

To contact the reporter on this story: Rachel Morison in London at rmorison@bloomberg.net

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