Scots wind power reaches record high

New figures show that wind power output reached a record high during first six months of year in Scotland.

WWF Scotland said on Monday that the figures, provided by Weather Energy, show that between January and June wind turbines provided enough electricity to power the equivalent of 4.47 million homes for those six months.

That is nearly twice the number of homes in Scotland. 

Robin Parker, WWF Scotland Climate and Energy Policy Manager said: “These are amazing figures. 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.

“These figures show harnessing Scotland’s plentiful onshore wind potential can provide clean green electricity for millions of homes across not only Scotland, but England as well.  

“It’s about time the UK Government stepped up and gave Scottish onshore wind a route to market.”

Alex Wilcox Brooke, Weather Energy Project Manager at Severn Wye Energy Agency said: “These figures really highlight the consistency of wind energy in Scotland and why it now plays a major part in the UK energy market.”