Renewables generate new Scottish electricity production record

New figures show that wind produced enough power to meet, on average, the electrical needs of 124 percent of Scottish homes between January and June of this year.

The first six months of 2017 saw turbines send more than 6.6 million megawatt hours of electricity to the National Grid, enough to supply a little over three million Scottish homes.

This represents a 24 percent increase compared to the previous record breaking period of January to June 2015. In June 2017, wind turbines sent around 1,039,001 megawatt hours of electricity to the National Grid.

The figures come from analysis by WWF Scotland of data provided by Weather Energy.

25 July 2017

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