UK wind energy records broken again

The month of love was also the windiest month for energy in the UK. New statistics from National Grid show wind power generated in February 2014 hit a new record […]

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By Vicky Ellis

The month of love was also the windiest month for energy in the UK.

New statistics from National Grid show wind power generated in February 2014 hit a new record monthly high of 11%.

Wind produced 2,750,086 megawatt hours (MWh), enough to power more than six and a half million homes.

The previous monthly record – for 10% of the UK’s electricity from wind – was set in December 2013.

Wind body RenewableUK hinted it was an energy source that could risk-proof the UK from volatile gas supplies in the Ukraine.

Deputy Chief Executive Maf Smith said: “The need to develop a secure, home-grown supply of electricity in a cost-effective way is at the forefront of people’s minds right now, so it’s good to see wind energy consistently ticking all the right boxes, month after month.”