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.”