Wind record broken on pre-Christmas shopping day

A record 2,841,080 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind power was generated in Britain in December, enough to power more than 5.7 million British homes. That beats the last monthly record […]

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By Vicky Ellis

A record 2,841,080 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind power was generated in Britain in December, enough to power more than 5.7 million British homes.

That beats the last monthly record set in October 2013, when wind generated 1,956,437 MWh, according to figures from trade body RenewableUK.

The record for a daily amount of wind electricity generated was broken on the Saturday before Christmas (21st Dec) which is often a busy day for present shoppers. Wind power hit 132,812 MWh, 17% of the nation’s total electricity demand that day.

December’s successes were described today as a “towering achievement” for the British wind energy industry by RenewableUK’s Deputy Chief Executive Maf Smith.