Scottish renewable electricity generation reached record levels in the country’s first quarter, with 8,877GWh of electricity being generated, enough to power approximately 88 per cent of the country’s households for a year. The UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) released this week showed that renewable generation in Scotland for the first quarter was up 17 per cent on the same quarter of 2018, generating 8,877GWh of electricity. Similarly, Scotland’s renewable electricity capacity continues to grow, rising from 10.4GW in March of 2018 to 11.3GW in March of 2019. Further, Scotland’s net electricity exports are at their highest levels since the fourth quarter of 2017, with a net 4,543 GWh exported – equivalent to the electricity needed to power over 1.1 million households for a year.
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