Wind turbines provided enough energy for almost double the number of homes in Scotland last month, according to WWF Scotland. Strong winds and storms during October helped turbines produce more than 1.7 million megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity to the National Grid. Analysis by WWF Scotland of data provided by WeatherEnergy found wind power provided electricity to 4.5 million homes, the equivalent of nearly twice the number of households in Scotland. Wind power provided more than 100% of electricity demand for Scotland on 15 days during October and supplied enough electricity to power all of Scotland’s homes on 28 days. October figures also show Scotland’s total electricity consumption, including homes, business and industry, for October was 1,749,680 MWh, with turbines generating the equivalent of 99% of all Scotland’s electricity needs.
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