Scottish Renewable Energy Production Surges
In the first half of 2022, Scotland produced a total of 18,568 gigawatt hours of renewable electricity, an increase of 29% from the corresponding time in 2021.
According to data from the Scottish Government, 7358 GWh of renewable electricity were produced overall in the second quarter of this year. The capacity of renewable energy increased by 10.5% from June 2021 to June 2022, reaching 13.3 GW.
The opening of new wind farms was a major factor in the growth.
Nick Sharpe, the Director of Communications and Strategy at Scottish Renewables said, “Scotland has an enormous renewable energy resource: our winds, waves, tides, rainfall, and even our longer daylight hours are tremendous assets to the country, and renewable energy technologies enable us to use them to produce direct economic and environmental benefits.
“The vast majority of Scotland’s gross electricity consumption comes from renewable electricity generation, and over the past ten years, we have more than tripled our output of renewable electricity.
According to data released today for the first two months of 2022, Scotland is a leader in the production of renewable energy, generating cleaner, greener electricity than ever before.
Source: Energy Ghana