4/04/2017

Scotland Sets Massive New Wind Power Record In March, Meeting 136% Of Households’ Needs


The winds blew strong in Scotland throughout March, apparently, as new figures show that wind turbines in Scotland generated record levels of electricity, so much so that on average, wind generated enough to supply the electrical needs of 136% of Scottish households.

New analysis by WWF Scotland of wind power data provided by WeatherEnergy found that wind turbines in Scotland provided 1,240,095 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity to the National Grid during the month of March — enough to supply, on average, the electrical needs of 136% of Scottish households. This represents a stunning 81% increase over the same month a year ago, and obviously represents a new record for the month of March.

Impressively, while this is a strong March — in 2016, wind energy only provided 684,632 MWh, and in 2015 1,006,018 MWh — this does not represent a record for any month, just March, with other months having had higher total outputs. Only the month before, wind energy provided 1,331,420 MWh of electricity to the National Grid in February — enough to power the equivalent of 3.9 million homes, or 162% of Scottish households....more