New Brittish record of 13.9 GW set in March this year. Photo: / Harry McGregor CC BY-NC

Wind power in the UK set a new record

On 17 March this year wind power generated 14 gigawatts for the first time – nearly 37 per cent of the country’s electricity. The National Grid control room confirmed that 13.9 gigawatts was the highest ever metered wind output.

The previous record was 13.6 GW in January this year. Wind farms produced a record 15 per cent of Britain’s electricity in 2017, up from 10 per cent in 2016. Several large offshore farms came online and onshore wind had a record year for deployment.

Source: The Independent 17 March 2018


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