Scotland on track for a record year of renewable generation

According to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the first half of 2017 has seen a 17% increase in clean power production in Scotland, compared to the same period in 2016.

This means the sharing of renewable generation has reached a record of 29.8% in the second quarter of this year, and 22.5TWh of low carbon energy was generated in the same period, up from 19.8TWh in 2016.

Today’s statistics show that Scotland is on track for a record year of renewable electricity generation and that our renewable energy sector is stronger than ever.
— Scottish Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse

Both increased wind capacity and speeds combined with lower overall electricity generated has contributed to these higher levels of renewable generation.

Sources: Energy Live News