Scottish wind turbines exported 1,125,544MWh of electricity to the UK National Grid last month – enough to supply, on average, the electrical needs of 123% of Scottish households (2.98 million homes). Wind turbines generated enough output to supply 100% or more of Scottish homes on 22 out of the 31 days of January, according to data analysis provided by WWF Scotland. Scotland’s total electricity consumption (i.e. including homes, business and industry) for January was 2,354,117MWh. Wind power therefore generated the equivalent of 48% of Scotland’s entire electricity needs for the month. Lang Banks, Director, WWF Scotland, said: “With this kind of flying start to the year, I have little doubt that 2016 will be another record year for renewables. However, what happens in the longer term will be down to our political leaders.
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Wind power provided almost half of Scotland’s entire electricity needs last month, new research has shown. There were 22 days in January when the amount of electricity generated from the wind was sufficient to power every home in the country. WWF Scotland analysed data on renewable power provided by Weather Energy, and found wind turbines supplied a total of 1,125,544 Megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity to the national grid. While this is 14% lower than in January 2015, it still amounts to 48% of Scotland’s total electricity consumption, which includes power used by homes, businesses and industry for the month.
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