British wind power sets new electricity generating record

A rural windfarmLast month was a record-breaking period for wind power in the UK, with a total of 2,841,080 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity generated by wind for the National Grid – enough to power more than 5.7 million British homes.

According to Renewable-UK, wind power supplied 10% of Britain’s total electricity demand in December 2013 for homes, businesses and factories.

Over the course of one week (starting on Monday 16th December), wind generated a record 783,886 MWh – the highest ever for a seven-day period – providing 13% of Britain’s total electricity needs that week.

Maf Smith, Deputy Chief Executive, Renewable-UK, said:  “This towering achievement gives us a great sense of confidence for the year ahead, when we will continue to increase the amount of clean power we generate from wind, onshore and offshore “.

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