Wind power produces all of Scotland’s electricity

11th August 2016 | Commercial Energy

On 7 August, wind power produced all of Scotland’s electricity requirement for a day. The Met Office issued a yellow “be aware” weather warning covering much of the country as wind speeds reached 115mph on the top of the Cairngorms and gusts of 60mph were not uncommon in the north.

Travel disruption included some bridges being closed, ferries being cancelled and train services were affected.

Turbines in Scotland provided 39,545 megawatt-hours (MWh), meaning wind power generated 106% of Scotland’s electricity news.

WWF Scotland director Lang Banks said, “We need the Scottish government’s forthcoming energy strategy to set a goal of securing half of all of our energy, across electricity, heat and transport, from renewables by 2030.”

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