In yet another milestone for wind power generation in Scotland, the wind turbines generated enough power in the month of October to meet 98% of the country’s electricity demands. The amount of renewable wind energy produced by the turbines was enough to power almost five million homes.
WWF Scotland’s senior director Dr Sam Gardner said: “What a month October proved to be, with wind powering on average 98% of Scotland’s entire electricity demand for the month, and exceeding our total demand for a staggering 16 out of 31 days.”
“These figures clearly show wind is working, it’s helping reduce our emissions and is the lowest cost form of new power generation. It’s also popular, with a recent survey also showing more and more people support turbines in rural areas. That’s why it’s essential that the UK Government unlocks market access for onshore wind at a time when we need to be scaling up electrification of heat and transport,” he added.