UK: Wind power sets new annual production record

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Nearly a quarter of the UK's electricity last year came from wind farms.

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Wind power sets new annual electricity generation records

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Wind power sets new annual electricity generation records

New statistics released by the Government show that Britain’s wind farms set new annual electricity generation records in 2022, producing enough power to meet the needs of 22.8 million homes.

The figures, published by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, reveal that wind generated nearly a quarter of our electricity last year (24.6%, 80.2 terawatt hours), up from 21% (64.7TWh) in 2021 and an all-time annual high. Offshore wind provided a record 13.8% of our power (45.0TWh), up from 11.5% (35.5TWh) in 2021. Onshore wind also generated a record annual amount of electricity (35.1TWh), providing 10.8%. The growth in offshore wind generation was driven by the addition of 3,193 megawatts of new turbines in British waters last year, while just 318MW of new... ... More: Official Press Release RenewableUK

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