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Wind Power Breaks 100% Threshold for Scotland's Electricity Demand

12 December 2018   (0 Comments)

The Scottish Government committed to delivering 50% of energy from renewables in 2017

Wind farms in Scotland generated enough power to account for more than 100% of the country's electricity demand last month, according to new figures from WeatherEnergy. 

The announcement from WeatherEnergy, part of the European Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation’s (EACI) European EnergizAIR project, marks the first time that wind generation in Scotland has surpassed the 100% demand threshold for an entire month – a milestone WWF Scotland’s head of policy Gina Hanrahan has dubbed “truly momentous”.

The announcement comes shortly after UK wind farms were found to have generated a record amount of electricity, with the nation's onshore and offshore facilities having produced 14.9GW between 6.00pm and 6.30pm on 28 November

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