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Bristol Energy experiences a pick in renewables as the storm surged in February

Renewable energy is the next frontier in the energy sector. Global environmentalists support the change from fossil fuel to renewable energy to minimize carbon emission that otherwise pollutes the environment and results in global warming. Additionally, renewable energy depends on the variables of wind and solar that can generate enough power to supply a country. However, numerous concerns had risen over the transition since other countries’ economies run on oil production and distribution. Likewise, most of the oil-producing countries have started to embrace renewable and placed necessary measures like installing solar panels and wind turbines as a secondary source of energy supply. The UK has also established several renewable companies like Bristol Energy that generate wind power, which then feeds into the power grid.

In February 2020, Bristol Energy recorded a 269 percent increase in wind power compared to the previous year. The rise in wind power relates to February storms that increased wind energy, which tripled wind power production. Consequently, Drax Electric Insights (DEI) notes that throughout storm Ciara experienced on 8th February, the wind power generated 15GW tabulated as 56 percent of the state electric power. Bristol Energy pointed out that in February, the wind power produced 56 percent of electric power; therefore, setting a new record in the firm’s energy production.

The company further states that the introduction of green tariffs at the start of the year facilitated a significant quantity of PPA incorporated in several companies than last year. Simon Proctor, the company’s manager, stated that February presented a new challenge due to the increased amount of rainfall in the country. However, the light was seen at the end since the wind power generated accounted for more than half of the electricity supplied in the country. Therefore, renewable has presented the possibility of a shift in fossil fuel production.

On the other hand, of the 56 percent wind power generated in February, 18 percent originated from wind turbines located at the Bristol City state-owned farm. Resultantly, the company has instigated three clean power tariffs currently aiming to outsource clean energy from private generators, thus motivate the resident and global clients to shift from fossil fuel to green hence protect the environment. Furthermore, Bristol Energy has progressed in delivering PPAs in different programs, exportation, and technologies, thereby aiding their clients to understand the origin of the green energy supplied in their homes. Also, hydropower accounted for 6 percent of the energy produced, and solar power had a 5.9 power production percentage.

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