Between January and June 2019, Scottish wind turbines produced enough electricity to power nearly twice the number of homes in the country. WWF: “These are extraordinary numbers“.
Scottish wind power continues to grow rapidly, exceeding 8.4 GW of installed capacity.
Soft veil for Scotland’s decarbonization process.
Literally. In the first six months of 2019, Scottish wind power hit a new all-time high by providing much more electricity than the country’s domestic consumption.
More precisely, its 8.4 GW which generated its turbines from January to June up to 9,831,320 MWh; enough to meet the semi-annual needs of 4.47 million households, double the number of households in Scotland. The peak production was recorded in March 2019 with around 2 million MWh generated by onshore and offshore wind turbines.
The data was processed by WeatherEnergy, a program to help the general public better understand the potential and contribution of renewable energies, led by Severn Wye Energy Agency and part of the European project EnergizAIR. And it is the agency itself, in the words of manager Alex Wilcox Brooke, that underlines the importance of this record:
These figures highlight the size of Scottish wind power and why it now plays an important role in the UK energy market.
These are surprising numbers, The wind energy revolution in Scotland continues to progress steadily. Across the country, everyone benefits from cleaner energy.
It shows how to harness Scotland’s abundant wind power potential to deliver clean green electricity to millions of homes not only in Scotland but also in England. It is time for the British government to step in and give the Scottish wind a course for this market.
Today the country may have 8.4 GW of wind power installed, but the potential is much larger: the most recent estimates speak of an additional 11.5 GW of potential onshore and up to 25 GW offshore. of its ribs.
In the meantime, the good semester calms the spirits about the renewable targets imposed by the government. Edinburgh hopes to be able to produce half of the country’s energy consumption from renewable sources by 2030, and given the start of 2019, the target does not seem too far off.