Half the time, double the power
New data by the analytics group WeatherEnergy show Scotland produced enough wind energy in the first half of 2019 to power every Scottish home twice.
- Wind farms generated 9,831,320 MWh between January and June.
- 9,831,320 MWh is equal to the total electricity consumption of 4.47 million homes during that same period.
- There are 2.46 million homes in Scotland.
- March topped the bill – 2,194,981 MWh of output produced.
Scotland has a target of generating half its electricity from renewables by 2030 and decarbonizing its energy infrastructure to almost zero by 2050. The latest wind energy data shows the country could reach its goal sooner than originally predicted, according to experts.
“Scotland’s wind energy revolution is clearly continuing to power ahead. Up and down the country, we are all benefitting from cleaner energy and so is the climate.”
– Robin Parker, climate and energy policy manager at WWF
“These figures really highlight the consistency of wind energy in Scotland and why it now plays a major part in the UK energy market,”
– Alex Wilcox Brooke, Weather Energy Project Manager at Severn Wye Energy Agency.