London — UK coal-fired generation hit an eight-month low in April, which saw one period of 76 hours with no coal generation during the last week of the month.
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Gas-fired output in April fell 0.3 TWh month on month to nearly 10 TWh. Gas generation is typically lower in April on the back of planned outages in summer, and as the demand falls with the onset of spring -- Met Office data showed temperatures in April were indeed warmer than March.
Wind in-feed edged down to 3.05 TWh in April, the lowest since September when it stood at 2.45 TWh, according to Platts Analytics data.
Wind generation edges down in spring as solar picks up. So far, solar power generation has reached up to 7.3 GW during peak times.