It was pretty windy on Monday past though less so than I expected as I prepared the garden furniture for the onslaught. Despite that it was windy enough to send our wind farms into overdrive, producing 41 866MWh, enough for more than 7 million homes and so 206% of our needs. We have only a third of the above number of homes.
This is not the first time this has happened and its becoming more common as new wind farms come on stream. See these previous reports:
Now, I know we can’t store much of the surplus yet but plans are underway and early developments are in place to make sure we can long before the target of 100% renewables sustainability in 2030. See these:
WWF Scotland’s director punned, giving credit the SNP administration:
‘Monday proved to be a great day for renewable electricity output, with wind turbines alone providing enough to power 7million homes and way more than Scotland’s total electricity needs. We’re blown away (😉) by these figures but they are part of a pattern of increasingly green power production made possible thanks to many years of political support in Scotland. Across the year, renewables now contribute over half of our electricity needs.’
Something to listen to as you relax after reading this: