Scotland set two new wind power records at the end of December, according to figures released by an environmental group. WWF Scotland said wind turbines generated enough power for all the nation’s electricity needs over a record four straight days. Turbines have previously generated more power than needed in a single day, but this is the first time four consecutive days have been recorded, on December 23, 24, 25 and 26. A new record was also set on Christmas Eve for the most amount of wind-generated power in a single day with 74,042MWh of electricity sent to the National Grid. Total electricity demand on the same date was 56,089MWh which meant wind turbines generated the equivalent of 132% of Scotland’s total electricity needs that day.
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