Scotland renewable electricity at record levels

Renewable electricity generation in Scotland reached record levels in Q1 2019, the latest figures from BEIS have showed.

In the first quarter of 2019, renewable generation was 8,877GWh – enough to power around 88% of Scottish households for a year. This was an increase in generation of 17% on Q1 2018.

Scotland’s Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse said: “We are seeing the growing importance of offshore wind, with capacity and generation both continuing to rise – with further projects under construction. I am delighted that installed capacity grew by 9.1% to reach a record 11.3 GW by March this year.”

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