Scottish wind power output breaks 100% output milestone | The National

Scottish wind power output breaks 100% output milestone | The National

WIND output in Scotland has broken through the 100% threshold for the first time with 109% of total electricity demand being met from renewables, according to new data.

Figures from Weather Energy, part of a wider European project, show electricity generated by wind in November was enough to power nearly 6 million homes – a new record for Scotland. In another milestone, wind production outstripped total electricity demand on 20 out of 30 days.

Gina Hanrahan, head of policy at environmental group WWF Scotland, welcomed the contribution made by wind: “Wind power breaking through the magic 100% threshold is truly momentous. For months output has flirted around the 97% mark, so it’s fantastic to reach this milestone.

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7 thoughts on “Scottish wind power output breaks 100% output milestone | The National”

  1. I don’t understand any kind of statistic that says something, anything, has surpassed the 100% mark. Nothing can go beyond 100% if you use percentages properly. 100% is all of it. If you had attained a 100% wind power output to power homes in Scotland that would mean every single Scottish home is powered by electricity from wind turbines. 109% would mean you have a 9% excess electrical production.

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  2. OK, so in Scotland there is currently enough wind-generated electricity to power every single household, including residential highrises, etc, and all that electricity is indeed being used thus, meaning that no home is currently using any other “dirty fuel” created electricity? That is amazing… maybe too amazing…

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  3. This does not happen all of the time, only in a peak wind month, which is probably in the winter. But the more renewable energy that is put in, the more often it happens, in both solar and wind. In Germany sometimes they give away free power because they produce so much renewable energy.

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