April sees boost for Scotland's turbines

Data released this week has showed that the country's wind turbines produced enough power to meet the domestic needs of more than three-quarters of Scottish households in the month of April, according to new figures.

Tuesday, 3rd May 2016, 9:38 am
Updated Tuesday, 3rd May 2016, 10:47 am
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The information from energy analysts WeatherEnergy indicated that the nation’s wind farms provided 699,684MWh of electricity to the National Grid.

They said the total was enough to power 79% of average Scottish households, equivalent to 1.9 million homes.

The energy output was up by 15% compared with the same time last year.

WeatherEnergy said on eight days in April, wind turbines generated enough electricity to supply 100% of Scottish homes.

Karen Robinson of WeatherEnergy said: “After a relatively slow start to the year, Scotland’s wind power output is back on the up thanks to some powerful winds during the month.