The body which oversees Britain's cheap energy infrastructure has unveiled a new method of forecasting wind gusts.
National Grid's upgraded system can now tell where the wind will blow next 87 per cent of the time, up from 85 per cent under its old prediction model.
Alan Smart, energy operations manager at the company, commented: "It's becoming more important to be able to predict output within a quite narrow spectrum of weather conditions. The new system will enable us to integrate this important renewable resource in the best way."
This could save 1.5GW in wasted energy, as wind power is not always consistent and energy from fossil fuels must be used to bridge the gap whenever there is not enough or too much wind to run the turbines properly.
Meanwhile, the government has announced plans to cut carbon emissions by 50 per cent on 2000 levels by 2025, which could see more forms of renewable power being used to deliver the UK's green electricity needs.
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