Scottish onshore and offshore wind power produced over the 100% threshold for the first time, generating enough energy to power 6 million homes.

The National Grid demand requirement for November saw wind produce over the required demand on 20 of 30 days.

Powering 109% of the  total energy requirement, the new figures set a new record for wind generation in Scotland.

Gina Hanrahan, head of policy at WWF Scotland said: “Wind power breaking through the magic 100 per cent threshold is truly momentous.  For months output has flirted around the 97 per cent mark, so it’s fantastic to reach this milestone.

“It’s also worth noting that 20 out of 30 days wind production outstripped demand.

“Most of this is onshore wind, which we know is popular, cheap and effective. But the UK Government needs to allow it to compete with other technologies, by unlocking market access for onshore wind if it’s to realise its full potential.”

The National Grid said the best day for wind generation was the 28th November generation with produced 116,599 megawatts (MW),  enough to power 9.59m homes.

How many days generation was over 100% of household electricity requirement – 28

Alex Wilcox Brooke, Weather Energy project manager at Severn Wye Energy Agency said: “Scottish wind power generation breaking the 100% barrier in November is historic and serves as a timely reminder of the importance renewable energy now plays in the UK energy market.”


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1 Comment

Ian Miller · December 10, 2018 at 1:18 pm

Every other day and at least 50% of the time, I have watched 40 + wind turbines stationery or nearly stationery during the damp cold weather periods we normally experience at this time of year.
NO WAY can we be said to get anything near to our power generated 100% of the time from our wind turbines driven by such unreliable weather.
Lies and propaganda iare the only reliable things we get from this cheating rent seeking, subsidy sucking industry. PATHETIC, absolutely PATHETIC !
For how much longer do we have to put up with this utter drivel ?

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