The generation of electricity from wind energy provided several records across the United Kingdom, and Scotland in particular, over the Christmas period – including delivering enough power for all of Scotland’s electricity needs for four days straight. According to WWF Scotland, based on figures from WeatherEnergy, wind energy generated the equivalent of enough electricity to supply the country with all its power needs across December 23, 24, 25, and 26. Wind energy has previously, and regularly, generated enough electricity in Scotland to supply the equivalent of the country’s electricity needs in one day, but this is the first time it has ever done so for four days straight. In addition, on Christmas Eve (December 24), wind energy delivered 74,042 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity to the National Grid, a new record for the amount of wind energy generated in a single day – 132% of the country’s electricity needs that day. For whatever reason, the electricity needs of Scotland fell on Christmas Day, which meant that wind energy actually generated 153% of the country’s total electricity demand.
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Scotland set two new wind power records at the end of December, according to data released by WWF Scotland. Analysis by the environmental group of data provided by WeatherEnergy found that wind turbines in Scotland generated power equivalent to all of the nation’s electricity needs for a record four straight days – on 23, 24, 25, and 26 December. Although wind turbines have previously generated more power than needed in a single day in Scotland, this is the first time that such has been recorded on consecutive days.
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