Record: More than 10,000 MW generation by wind power in the UK

12.12.2016
Wind power has gone past 10,000 MW of generation for the first time (Photo: iStock)
Wind power has gone past 10,000 MW of generation for the first time (Photo: iStock)

RenewableUK is celebrating as National Grid says onshore and offshore turbines have set a new record by generating more than 10,000 MW of electricity for the first time.

The record of 10,104 MW was achieved on December 7, between 2 and 2.30pm, providing 23 % of Britain’s total electricity demand at that time.

RenewableUK’s Executive Director Emma Pinchbeck said: “It’s terrific to see wind power smashing another record. It shows that wind is playing an increasingly central role as a reliable part of our new modern energy system. As we install more wind power, more records will tumble. This is a Christmas clean energy bonus - not just for the renewable energy sector, but for all of us”.

Volker Buddensiek / RenewableUK

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