Equivalent of three-quarters of Scotland’s gross electricity consumption in 2018 from renewables

The Scottish government has published the provisional energy statistics for Q4 2018, showing that the equivalent of 74.6% of gross electricity consumption was from renewable sources, increasing from 70.3% in 2017.

Published on 28 March, the statistics also showed that renewable electricity generation increased 6.1% and capacity increased from 10GW in 2017 to 10.9GW in 2018. Wind capacity and generation both increased by more than double from 2017 to 2018, which the Scottish government said was primarily due to the Beatrice wind farm becoming operational.

Additionally, net electricity exports from Scotland almost doubled between 2017 and 2018, from 12,868GWh to 24,379GWh.

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