30 Mar '14, 2pm

Wind energy generated a new record monthly high of 11% of the UK’s electricity in February. htt…

Wind energy generated a new record monthly high of 11% of the UK’s electricity in February, producing 2,750,086MWh (megawatt hours) – enough to power more than six and a half million homes. Official National Grid figures show that wind is playing an increasingly important role in our electricity mix – the previous monthly record (10% of the UK’s electricity from wind) was set in December, which broke a record set in October. A number of other records have been set in the strong winds of the past few months: on 31st January, wind generated an all-time half-hour high of 6,215MW (megawatts), and on 23rd February wind supplied a daily record of 17% of UK electricity demand. RenewableUK’s Deputy Chief Executive Maf Smith said: “The need to develop a secure, home-grown supply of electricity in a cost-effective way is at the forefront of people’s minds right now, so it’s good to ...

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